Photo: Few have heard of Banteay Prei.

Banteay Prei

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Banteay Prei would have once overlooked a water-filled Jayatataka Baray and for this and its peaceful wooded location with some interesting carvings it’s worth a quick peek if you’re passing by.





You’ll find Banteay Prei slightly to the northeast of Preah Khan with Krol Ko and Ta Som further east. The site includes a central sandstone-clad tower with some interesting lintels, and there’s two secondary laterite shrines plus the remnants of a surrounding wall. Towering trees which rise out of the temple add to the appeal. Very few tourists visit here so if you’re wanting to dodge the hordes, this is a great temple for avoiding them.

Not a soul in sight. Photo taken in or around Banteay Prei, Angkor, Cambodia by Caroline Major.

Not a soul in sight. Photo: Caroline Major

Banteay Prei is yet another Jayavarman VII era temple, though as with Banteay Thom which lies a stretch to the northwest from here, this one would have been situated in the suburbs or surrounding villages of Angkor Thom and so may well have been the work of a local ruler.


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