Also known as the Palace of the Cat because of the statue of a cat that once reputedly graced the entrance.
This 12th-century temple lies in the northwest of Cambodia, a beautiful rural area seldom visited by tourists.
Constructed in the reign of Jayavarman VII at the height of the Angkor era on the site of a former temple, Banteay Chhmar remained off limits until 1999. Although not as magnificent as the main temples at Angkor it does offer a wonderful foretaste, the ruins being gradually reclaimed by the surrounding jungle.
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Places near Banteay Chhmar
- Battambang 68 miles away
- Temples of Angkor 69 miles away
- Siem Reap 71 miles away
- Preah Vihear 108 miles away
- Koh Kong 170 miles away
- Phnom Penh 212 miles away
- Kratie & Chhlong 225 miles away
- Sihanoukville 240 miles away
- Kampot 251 miles away
- Ratanakiri 261 miles away
- Kep 261 miles away
- Ban Lung 262 miles away
- Sen Monorom 297 miles away