- Code: REPBMFD
- Tour Duration: Full Day
- Languages: English
- Service: Private Basis
Siem Reap – Svay Sisophon – Bantey Chmar – Siem Reap L
Meet the driver-guide at the hotel lobby.
Depart early for Bantey Chmar passing through the town of Svay Sisophon, not far from the Thai border.
The temple of Bantey Chhmar is located about 60 km from the capital of Bantey Meanchey province. It is a little-known and visited monastic complex, which in practiceis not yet touched by any form of restoration.
Built between the late twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century, it was dedicated to the son of king Yayavaraman VII who fell fighting against the Champa.
The internal bas-reliefs of the outer wall depict scenes of the battles of that war. Bantey means town or city, and the complex is the size of a small town.
In the inner part vegetation grew luxuriantly, without completely taking over and the absence of tourists allows to relive the experience of the few travelers from the colonial period. Among the bas-reliefs, a representation of Awalokiteshwar, or Chenrezig in Tibetan, goddess representing the compassion and the tutelary deity of Tibet at the same time, allows to make risky but probably real connections, between these two so distant civilizationsin.
Return to Siem Reap and end of services.
- Private air conditioned transportation as per program
- Cold water and fresh towels at disposal
- Entrance fee
- Meals as per program
- Private English speaking local tour guide
- Any kind of insurances
- Drinks at Meals (if any) and extras in general