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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 VehiclesPrice PaxOther sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver $ 120 USD1-4
A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver $ 130 USD5-14

Banteay Meanchey
(Khmer: ខេត្តបន្ទាយមានជ័យ, IPA: [ɓɑntiəj miən cɨj] "Fortress of Victory") is a province (khaet) of Cambodia located in the far northwest. It borders the provinces of Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap to the east, Battambang to the south, and shares an international border with Thailand to the west. Its capital and largest city is Serei Saophoan.

Banteay Meanchey is the 13th largest province in Cambodia. With a population of 678,033, it ranks as the 10th largest in the nation. The town of Poipet in the western part of the province is an international border crossing into Thailand. Banteay Meanchey is one of the nine provinces that is part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

Banteay Meanchey means "Fortress of Victory" in Khmer. The Chey part of its name is derived from the Sanskrit word Jaya (जय) meaning Victory, and Banteay meaning Fortress.

The area was part of the extensive Khmer empire. Its most notable remains is the Banteay Chhmar temple in the north of the province, built in 12th century towards the 13th century. Other lesser known temples are the Banteay Neang and Banteay Torp temples.

In the 17th century Siam took control over Cambodia, and made the area of the modern province part of Serei Saophoan Province. In 1907 Siam had to cede control to the French, and it was then included into Battambang Province.

In 1988 the province Banteay Meanchey was split off from Battambang, originally consisting of the five districts Mongkol Borei, Thmar Puok, Serei Saophoan, Preah Net Preah and Phnom Srok.

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.

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 Srindrakumara rajaputra (the crown prince), probably a son of Jayavarman VII. The long Old Khmer inscription found at the site (K.227), and now on display in the National Museum, Phnom Penh, relates how this prince or a king (samtac) was protected on two different occasions by four royal servants, all of whom lost their lives in his defense. The inscription lists the names of these officials and informs us that their respective images were once placed in the four corners of the shrine.

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.[1]

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.

The Ang Trapaing Thmor Crane Sanctuary is a protected area of Cambodia on the site of a large Khmer Rouge irrigation project built during the 1970s. The sanctuary was gazetted on 1 January 1999 and covers an area of 10,250 hectares. The reserve was set aside to protect the rare Eastern Sarus Crane (Grus antigone sharpii). Prior to the discovery of the crane at Trapaing Thmor, there were thought to be fewer than 1,000 of the birds left alive in the world .

The Crane sanctuary is located in north western Cambodia, not far from the border with Thailand. The entire 10,000 hectares of the protected area is contained within Phnom Srok District of Banteay Meanchey Province. Phnom Srok district shares a border with Siem Reap and Oddar Meanchey Provinces. Reading from the north clockwise, Phnom Srok borders with Banteay Ampil and Chong Kal districts of Oddar Meanchey province to the north. The eastern border of the district is shared with Srei Snam and Kralanh districts of Siem Reap province. To the south the district shares a border with Preah Net Preah District of Banteay Meanchey. The western border of the district joins with Svay Chek and Thmor Pouk districts also of Banteay Meanchey.[4] The sanctuary can be accessed by road from Sisophon (70 km) or Siem Reap (city) (90 km) via National Highway 6 initially then via smaller unsealed district roads to Ang Trapaing Thmor.

Ang Trapaing Thmor sanctuary is also an important conservation area for a number of other threatened species. One globally threatened primate species, the Long Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is found within the sanctuary. One globally threatened ungulate species, the Eld's Deer (Rucervus eldii) and three globally threatened turtle species, the Asian Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis), the Malayan Snail Eating Turtle (Malayemys subjriguga) and the Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) are also found within Ang Trapaing Thmor.

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.]

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.

La 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.

Phnom Bak and Phnom Chen Chung

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 Teuk Kang Va

The way to reach the Ang Touk Kanh Va let getting down along the National Road No 69A. It located Se Rey Sa Phoan District, it is the natural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 69A in four-kilometer distance from the provincial town or 364-kilometer distance from Phnom Penh.

Visitors who spend holiday the resorts are usually interested in: Abundance of fresh air. The beautiful scenary with blowing winds of Ang Teuk Kang Va. Leisure activities such as swimming, fishing and boating.