About Banteay Samre Temple

Banteay Samre Temple was built during the rule of Suryavarman II and Yasovarman in the early 12th century. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has a stark resemblance to its neighboring temples of Banteay Srey and the grand Angkor Wat. This is a peaceful temple with beautiful architecture and carvings on the walls, restored to present a clear sight. The place is full of peace, natural beauty and ideal for meditation. The place is less crowded as compared to the other temples of Siem Reap. One can enjoy the solace and take beautiful photographs to cherish as memories. The temple has numerous wonderful stories to tell and inspire one to explore for more.

Must See

  • The architecture of the temple
  • Carved nagas in the pathway of the main entrance

How to reach

One can hire taxis, motorbikes, bicycles, tuk-tuks or tour buses. The prices can be negotiated depending upon the distance and the time. Taxis can be hired for a full day at the cost of $30 for a full day for 2 people. Tuk-tuks can be hired for a full day at the cost of $13 to $16 and can accommodate 4 people. Motorbikes cost for a full day range $3 to $10 and are easily available in the city at all places.


  • Plan an early morning visit to avoid crowds and waiting.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • A lot of walking is required so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Travel with water bottles, hats, and sunscreen to evade the heat.
  • Wear respectful clothes which must cover the shoulders, chest, and knees. It is a holy place.
  • Maintain a dignified behavior in the temple area.
  • Hire a guide to have a better understanding of the temple history.


Visit Time

Sunday:        Open 24 hours.

Monday:       Open 24 hours.

Tuesday:      Open 24 hours.

Wednesday: Open 24 hours.

Thursday:    Open 24 hours.

Friday:         Open 24 hours.

Saturday:     Open 24 hours.

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Entrance Fee


There is no separate fee. It is included in the Angkor pass.
The tourist pass for one-day is $ 37, for three-day pass $40 to $62 and for a seven-day pass $60 to $72.

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Time you can spend

30 minutes to 1 hour


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