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Banteay Kdei

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Close to Siem Reap, with its own unique appeal and much quieter than your average Angkorian ruin, Banteay Kdei offers the perfect antidote the crowds at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm.

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It is also conveniently close to the Big Three so you can easily add it to your one-day itinerary, enjoy a little solitude and impress your friends with photos of more than just the usual tourist traps.

A good choice to dodge the crowds. Photo taken in or around Banteay Kdei, Angkor, Cambodia by Caroline Major.

A good choice to dodge the crowds. Photo: Caroline Major

Banteay Kdei is located just beyond Ta Prohm, heading in the direction of Banteay Samre. It is also close enough to visit by bicycle from Siem Reap if you are reasonably fit and want to save on transport costs. Do note however that while it is possible to bypass the main temples entirely to get here from Siem Reap, unless you already have your temple pass you will still need to go to the Apsara Authority booths on the road to Angkor Wat to buy your ticket ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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