Banteay Chhmar Temple - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Banteay Chhmar Temple

Banteay Chhmar Temple is one of Cambodia’s most important and least understood temples from the Angkorian period. The temple complex, its moat, reservoir and surrounding unspoilt environment comprises a unique archaeological site and a vital link in Cambodia’s cultural heritage. It is the 4th largest temple dating from the Angkorian period.

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Prasat Ta Muen Thom

Prasat Ta Muen Thom

35.88km from Banteay Chhmar Temple

Prasat Ta Muen Thom or Prasat Ta Moan Thom is a Khmer temple located in Oddar Meanchey province, Cambodia. It lies not far from two related temples in a densely forested area where access is difficult on one of the passes through the Dangrek Mountains. These three temples, all within a few hundred meters of each other, formed a complex which was an important stop on a major route of the Khmer Empire

Prasat Nong Hong

Prasat Nong Hong

44.86km from Banteay Chhmar Temple

The Prasat Nong Hong is a Khmer sanctuary in Thailand, in the province of Buriram . It is a set of three brick towers, facing east, and resting on a single laterite platform . The three towers have a square plan, of the stepped type, the central tower being the largest. The whole is surrounded by a laterite wall pierced by two entrances, one to the east, the other to the west. According to the type of decoration and architecture, this sanctuary is style Baphuon and dates from the xi th century

Sdok Kok Thom

Sdok Kok Thom

46.57km from Banteay Chhmar Temple

Sdok Kok Thom, or Sdok Kak Thom, is an 11th-century Khmer temple in present-day Thailand, located about 34 kilometres northeast of the Thai border town of Aranyaprathet. The temple was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Constructed by a prominent priestly family, Sdok Kok Thom is best known as the original site of one of the most illuminating inscriptions left behind by the Khmer Empire, which ruled much of Southeast Asia from the end of the 9th century to the 15th century.

Prasat Muang Tam

Prasat Muang Tam

49.09km from Banteay Chhmar Temple

Prasat Muang Tam is a Hindu Temple in Prakhon Chai District, Buriram Province, Thailand. It is primarily in the Khleang and Baphuon styles, which dates its primary phases of construction to the late-10th and early-11th centuries. The primary deity was Shiva, although Vishnu was also worshipped there.

Prasat Ban Bu

Prasat Ban Bu

53.24km from Banteay Chhmar Temple

The Prasat Ban Bu is a Khmer temple from the end of the xii th , beginning of xiii th century , built by King Jayavarman VII . It is located on the site of the Ban Bu village school. It is one of the eight dharmasalas identified to date on the road to Prasat Hin Phimai. These dharmasalas were distant about fifteen kilometers from each other, which corresponded to a day of walking. It was originally a laterite tower with a long entrance hall and more.

Phanom Rung Historical Park

Phanom Rung Historical Park

54.22km from Banteay Chhmar Temple

Phanom Rung is probably the most impressive and significant of the Khmer temples that can be found in Thailand. It was constructed in Angkor style during the 10th until the 13th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple was built on top of a hill which symbolizes Mount Kailash, a holy mountain in Hinduism on top of which Shiva lives. Phanom Rung lies on the ancient route from Angkor to Phimai in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

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Banteay Meanchey Province

Banteay Meanchey is located in the Northwest of Cambodia. This area was part of the extensive Khmer empire, with its most notable remains the Banteay Chhmar temple (built-in 12th and 13th century) in the north of the province.

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