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Trip From Siem Reap - Banteay Meanchey


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 Banteay Meanchey province is the Northwest of the Cambodia. Today is Charming and quiet place and it is also nice like Siem Reap and Battambong, I Hope you will enjoy your journey to this special area in order to experience ecotourism and the culture of our indigenous groups

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Banteay Meanchey 1 Day Tour:

Siem Reap - Banteay Meanchey: Banteay Chhmar temple: 
07:00 Pick up and welcome at your hotel, after your breakfast then we head to Banteay Meanchey by following 6A street, we drive to west of Siem Reap Province reach to Banteay Mean Chey Province and turn right to Udo meanchey Province for visiting of Banteay Chmar temple in 175 Km with 3 hours driving. The largely untouristed temple, Banteay Chmar temple was constructed by King Jayavaraman VII in late 9th century to early 10th century C.E near the Thai border. Enjoy with group of temple nearby such as Banteay Torb temple etc. and then visit small local village nearby the temple. Lunch serve on site. We observe lifestyle of local people who live there with their community. Drive back on the same way to Siem Reap. Arrive Siem reap in late evening and transfer to hotel.

What are include?

- Transport used: Car/Van + English Speaking Driver

- Cool Towels + Cold Drinking Waters
What are exclude?

- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees

- English Speaking tour guide 

Two ways tour and back From Siem reap

Type Of VehiclesPricePaxOther sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver

 $ 110 USD

1-4


A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver

 $ 120 USD

5-14



History

Banteay Meanchey is a Cambodian province in the northwest of the country, and its capital is named Sisophon. The town of Sisophorn is today a charming, quiet place that only gives hints to its turbulent past upon closer examination. Like Siem Reap and Battambang Provinces, control of the province has changed hands many times between the Thais and the Khmers in the more distant past, and the Khmer Rouge and central Phnom Penh government in recent decades.  With the final demise of the Khmer Rouge (locals, however, firmly believe the Present national reconciliation only the Khmer Rouge trick), the province and towns are striving to rebuild their culture and economy. http://www.tourismcambodia.com/img/travelguides/It's very friendly place with the locals genuinely happy to see foreign faces and the stability that it implies. Normally just a passing-through spot on the way to the border, or between Battambang and Siem Reap, the area has a few sights that warrant a visit, such the Banteay Chhmar temple ruins, the only other Khmer temple ruins besides the Bayon (Angkor) and Preah Khan ( Preah Vihear Province ) that features the famous four-faced monuments. 
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. In the 17th century the Siam took control over Cambodia, and made the area of the modern province part of Sisophon Province.  In the year 1907 the Siam had to cede control to the French, and the area was then included into Battambang Province. In 1988 the province Banteay Meanchey was split off from Battambang.


Banteay Chhmar

Banteay Chhmar
បន្ទាយឆ្មារ
Commune and village
Banteay Chhmar Temple
Banteay Chhmar Temple
Location within Cambodia
Coordinates: 14°4′16″N 103°5′59″E
Country Cambodia
ProvinceBanteay Meanchey
DistrictThma Puok District
Villages14
Time zoneUTC+07

Banteay Chhmar (Khmer: បន្ទាយឆ្មារ) is a commune (khum) in Thma Puok District in Banteay Meanchey province in northwest Cambodia. It is located 63 km north of Sisophon and about 20 km east of the Thai border. The commune of Banteay Chhmar contains 14 villages.

The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia's Angkor period.

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History

A prince battles a demon (north section of west gallery, third enclosure wall)

Like Angkor Thom, the temple of Banteay Chhmar was accomplished during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the late 12th or early 13th century. One of the temple's shrines once held an image of Srindrakumararajaputra (the crown prince), a son of Jayavarman VII who died before him.The temple doors record Yasovarman I's failed invasion of Champa.

The long Old Khmer inscription found at the site (K.227), and now on display in the National Museum, Phnom Penh, relates how Prince Srindrakumara was protected on two different occasions by four companions in arms, once against Rahu, and once on a military campaign against Champa. Their four statues, with one of the prince, was placed in the central chapel.

Another bas-relief states Yasovarman II was attacked by Rahu, but "saved by a young prince."

The site

The complex resembles Angkor Thom and other structures attributed to Jayavarman VII. It is one of two sites outside Angkor with the enigmatic face-towers. Besides that, its outer gallery is carved with bas-reliefs depicting military engagements and daily life scenes very similar to the well-known ones in Bayon.

The complex is oriented to the east, where there's a dried baray (about 1.6 by 0.8 km), which had a temple on an artificial island (mebon) in its centre. There are three enclosures, as typical. The external one, largely ruined, was 1.9 by 1.7 km and surrounded by a moat. The middle enclosure, provided with a moat too, is 850 by 800 m. It contains the main temple, surrounded by a gallery with reliefs 250 by 200 m which constitutes the third inner enclosure.

Besides the main temple and the mebon there are other eight secondary temples. Four stelae detailing Jayavarman VII's genealogy were placed (though they remain unfinished) at each of the four corners of the third enclosure wall, mirroring the stelae that occupied the four corner-shrines (Prasat Chrung) of the king's capital at Angkor Thom.

Banteay Meanchey attractions Banteay ChhmarBanteay Chhmar is a commune in Thmor Puok in Baneay Meanchey province in northwest Cambodia It is located 63 km north of Sisophon and about 20 km east of the Thai border. The commune of Banteay Chhmar contains 14 villages. The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia's Angkor period. Banteay Chhmar is a largely unrestored, sprawling monastic complex set amongst jungle overgrowth. Face towers, temple in jungle scenes and extensive, amazingly well preserved bas-reliefs provide some of the highlights. Banteay Chhmar was dedicated to the son of the King, Jayavarman VII, who died fighting Champa. Khmer-Cham battles are depicted in the bas reliefs.





Like Angkor Thom the temple of Banteay Chhmar was accomplished during the reign ofJayavaraman VII in the late 12th or early 13th century. One of the temple's shrines once held an image of Srindrakumararajaputra (the crown prince), a son of Jayavarman VII who died before him. The temple doors record Yasovaraman I's failed invasion of Champa

The long Old Khmer inscription found at the site (K.227), and now on display in the National Museum in Phnom Penh, relates how Prince Srindrakumara was protected on two different occasions by four companions in arms, once against Rahu, and once on a military campaign against Champa. Their four statues, with one of the prince, was placed in the central chapel.


Banteay Torp


We can go down along the National Road No 59 to access the 

Thmar Puok District. It is the historical site which was built between 12th and 13th centuries during the reign of King, Jar Varman VII. The temple is located at Thmar Puok District, along the National Road No 59. The construction was at the late 12th -13th century C.E, Buddhist religion, Jayavarman VII king, Bayon Style; Famed, large temple in Banteay Meanchy province, the ancient temple is a massively unrestored, sprawling complex set amongst jungle overgrowth. Face towers, temple in jungle scenes and extensive, amazingly well preserved bas –reliefs provide some of the highlight. Banteay Chhar, require an entire day to get to and back from Siem Reap.

Phnom Bak and Phnom Chen ChungLa Ang Phnom Touch


Is the natural and cultural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 5 in 65-kilometer distance from Phnom Penh or five-kilometer distance from the provincial town, then turning right more 500 Meters. The resort consists of two mountains closed to each other and big-stand rocks which look like wall. On the top of the mountains, there are new buildings constructed in ancient style for local tourists who spend their visit and leisure there during the festival days. Are the natural and cultural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 5, about 5kilometers west of Banteay Meanchey provincial town. The two mountains are near one another. The vertical faces of the mountains a like a wall. At the flank, there is a place for visitors to relax. At the foot of the mountain is a large well, 10 squar meters and 12 meters deep. Some stone statues are sculptured there. There are also a number of vendors selling stone sculptures.

Ang Trapeang Thmor


Banteay Meanchey attractions Ang Trapeang ThmorThe Ang Trapeang Thmor Sarus Crane Conservation Area is one of the prime bird watching sites of northwest Cambodia. The area offers a unique opportunity to easily observe a diversity of bird species including the endangered Eastern Sarus Crane, the world's tallest flying bird. The protected area is a huge reservoir created by forced labor during the Khmer Rouge regime, which harbors a unique wetland now. Besides the Sarus Crane, the reservoir harbors more than 200 species of other birds, of which 18 have been classified as globally threatened or globally near-threatened.

Banteay Neang


For reaching the Banteay Neang it takes distance around 11 km (20mn) From Provincial Town. It is in The Banteay Chhmar Village, Banteay Chhmar Commune, Tmar Puok District. The Historical Sites and Buildings, Location: Road No. 69A, Banteay Chhmar Village, Banteay Chhmar Commune, Tmar Puok District.


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