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Banteay Chhmar


Feel like the first explorers and see face towers in the forest, reliefs of thousand armend Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and be one of the only guests to visit this "lost temple city". A unique experience!

Drive by "pajero" (4x4 landrover) 160 km northeastwards via the city of Sisophon to the huge Banteay Chhmar temple complex. authentical Khmer village life. Banteay Chhmar temple was constructed under Jayavarman VII, at the same time as Angkor Thom. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and

Study the fantastic bas reliefs with scenes depicting historic battles against the Chams. The reliefs are very beautiful in the late afternoon, with the best sunlight.

The reliefs of "thousand armed" Bodhisattva Akalokiteshvara are world famous and can only be found "in situ" in Banteay Chhmar! These highlights deserve to be visited and complete your Cambodian experience! In the late afternoon, visit nearby Banteay Thorp, set admist rice paddies and dramatically overgrown by a huge tree. Return to Siem Reap by your air conditioned "pajero" (4x4 landrover).

Read one of our guest comments: " Dear Mr. Meng, We had an excellent trip - Mr. Pheap was reliable, helpful and courteous, and drove very safely - as he always does. He also seems to know the Banteay Chhmar & Battambang area well. While Banteay Chhmar is a ruin rather than a complete building, it is still a large, explorable site with many superb carvings on the outer walls. I'd say the carvings are as good as you will find at Angkor Wat. There's plenty of adventurous climbing to be done over the fallen stones in the interior of the site - reminded me of Beng Malea. It is also located within a forest, so has a pleasant, green environment. We also visited Banteay Top, a short distance from Banteay Chhmar - it's a much smaller, mostly ruined but very atmospheric Angkor temple and a place where you are almost guaranteed to be the only visitor. There's a tree growing out of the top of one tower that is around 40 metres high - very good for photographs! The road from Siem Reap to Sisophon is good, but the road from Sisophon to Banteay Chhmar is a dirt road, quite badly rutted in parts. It takes at least 2 hours to travel from Sisophon to Banteay Chhmar. I think driving it in a normal car would be difficult." (Jonathan Goacher, Banteay Chhmar tour, november 2010)


Terms and Conditions:

  • The price is in US-Dollar per person
  • The price for 2 persons is based on accomodation in one double room or one twin room.
  • The price for 3 persons is based on accomodation in triple room.
  • The price for 4 persons is based on accomodation in two double rooms or two twin rooms.
  • Tour program can be subject to changes due to climatical or other reasons.

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Tour Prices:

Tour price may include accommodations based on double occupancy, Domestic flight, ground transportation, meals, sightseeing and transfers as described;guesthouse taxes, entrance fees for included sightseeing; the services of an Ta Som Guesthouse. Tour Direct; baggage handling and all necessary gratuities for porter, housekeepers, dinning room servers for included meals and local guides on included sightseeing.

Not Included in Tour Prices:

Airfare from your hometown to your gateway city; costs of passports and visa; personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, room service and meals not specified; excess baggage fees, communication charges, airport, port and departure taxes; gratuities to your Ta Som Guesthouse. Tour Direct and bus driver(s), which are at your discretion; and optional sightseeing excursions.

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Beneficiary Name MANG MENG
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Bank Address A1-A2 Sivutha Blvd,Svaydangkum Commune, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
SWIFT Code Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 63 965 434
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Prices for daytour "Banteay Chhmar"

Groups (number of persons)
2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons up
Price in US$ per person US$ 92 US$ 66 US$ 54 Contact us

Tour Price includes:

  • Transportation in "pajero" (4x4 landcruiser), air conditioned.
  • Experienced English speaking driverguide.
  • Entrance fee. .
  • Lunchbox.
  • Mineral water and soft drinks.
  • Information and documentation booklet for visit of Banteay Chhmar.
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