Banteay Srei Backcountry Tour

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Banteay Srei Backcountry Tour


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The tour experience

This itinerary takes you to beautiful places, to temples as diverse as they are splendid to photograph and explore.

Start off your day easy with the small and charming Pre Rup Temple. Next up, you’ll visit the highly-intricate pink coloured Banteay Srei Temple – which translates beautifully to “The Citadel of Women”.

You’ll be hungry after that long drive, so settle into one of the restaurants nearby, and dig into some traditional Cambodian curries, soups and stir-fries.

Spend your afternoon exploring the completely unique East MebonTa Som and Preah Khan Temples, all built for different reasons at different times. Keep an eye out for the detail in these ancient walls

Around 4pm, settle in for a nice A/C ride back to the city!


8 hours

Max People

10 people

Pick Up

Your Hotel

Min Age

12+ Years

Tour Type

Temples discovery

Temples Visited

Pre Rup - Banteay Srei - East Mebon - Ta Som - Neak Poun - Preah Khan

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Dress Appropriately!

Respect the ancient religious grounds when you visit them. Wear a shirt that can cover your shoulders, and trousers or knee-length pants or skirts are permitted.

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How do we roll?

Please note that if you wish to book a tour for the same day or the next day, please call us directly at +855 (0)98 55 55 18 to be sure we have available seats for you. Our contact forms are only intended for bookings made at least 24 hours before the start of the tour.

  1. First, select either a shared tour with a guide or a private tour with or without an optional tour guide.
  2. Fill in the contact form fields as detailed as possible (if you have missing information such as the hotel/room details, don’t worry, you can email us later at
  3. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If not, please contact us directly at

See our How We Roll page to learn about the general rules of thumb for visiting the temples. We encourage all our guests to follow these rules, as the authorities enforce them, and we cannot make exceptions.

Small group tours!

Small enough to explore each location separately, yet large enough to foster a pleasant social atmosphere! Our group size is never more than ten people.

We maintain this as our typical maximum small group size as it has always been a crucial strong point in all our guests’ reviews. Our guests have consistently praised our ability to accommodate small groups, and we’ve decided this to be our standard maximum group size.

Why visit Pre Rup?

The pyramidal temple with three levels that is devoted to Shiva.

The Pre Rup temple dates back to the 10th century and was constructed by King.

Rajendravarman. The Temple Mountain is often overlooked and is not as popular with tourists as some of the other temples in the region. 

However, the stunning brick structure is something that tourists to the region absolutely have to check out.

A short distance to the south of East Baray’s most southern wall is where you’ll find Pre Rup.

The current name for Pre Rup, which refers to an old ritual that involved twisting the body after the cremation, translates as “turning the body.” Pre Rup is an impressive and unique temple mountain.

At the turn of the 20th century, the Pre Rup had become entirely engulfed in vegetation and was buried under dirt. George Trouvé and Henri Marchal, both of whom were French conservators, undertook the excavation of the temple in the 1930s.

Today, you should make an effort to investigate the temple because it is in remarkable shape, and in comparison to other, more well-known temples, it is relatively peaceful and quiet, making it an ideal location for such an investigation.

  • From the peak of Pre Rup, one may take in some breathtaking panoramas and shoot incredible pictures. 
  • When you turn your head to the east, you will be able to see Phnom Bok as well as the mountains that makeup Phnom Kulen. 
  • The towers of Angkor Wat may be seen on the horizon to the west of the location.

When compared to other temples built during the same period, the many towers and sanctuaries that make up the temple have a distinct appearance. 

If you are interested in taking photographs at Pre Rup, you should go there either very early in the morning or very late in the afternoon, as this is the time of day when the light is ideal for capturing the laterites and brick’s warm tones.

Local guides!

Follow in the footsteps of our tour guide. These are the local experts who call your spectacular tour site “home.” Be ready to get insides on local treasures, local legends, personalities, and historical details! Be ready to get and learn what every other traveler is missing when they are just trying to search and scroll the web.

Why visit Banteay Srei?

One of the most impressive structures at Angkor is the Banteay Srei temple, which can be found around 29 kilometers (18 miles) to the northeast of Angkor Wat.

One of the rare temples in the Angkor region to have been commissioned not by a king but rather by a Brahman, Banteay Srei is believed to have been a tutor to Jayavarman V during his reign.

Banteay Srei temple is home to some of the most beautiful and elaborate carvings that can be found anywhere in Angkor.

One of the most, if not the most, decorated temples in the Angkor complex in Cambodia is called Banteay Srei. This Hindu temple in Cambodia dates back to the 10th century and is well-known for the stunning pinkish sandstone and complex wall carvings that it features.

The temple is dedicated to the god Shiva.

Banteay Srei, The Lady Temple, it is also referred to as The Jewel of Khmer Art. Many also call it the “pink temple.” Banteay Srei gets this nickname from the pinkish color of the sandstone that was used in its construction.

This sandstone is malleable and can be carved like wood. This helps explain why there are so many different kinds of ornamental embellishment spread across the entire building. Nearly every surface that may be used has elaborate depictions of various stories and designs on it.

The temple, located in an isolated region, was found again in 1914 and cleaned up around ten years after that. During the 1930s, it was restored by the French conservator Henri Marchal, who used the anastylosis process to put it back together again.

  • It is recommended that you go during the cooler parts of the day, which will also provide you with the best opportunity to capture some breathtaking pictures of the pink temple as the light changes.

Unique Private Luxury Van!

A private driver at your tour disposal, air conditioned luxury vans with leather seats, you won’t be losing any moment waiting for your driver!

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Siem Reap Shuttle Luxury Transportation & Private daily rental
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Perfect for Solo explorers!

Because of our extensive expertise and the feedback we receive from our clients, we always organize trips in the form of small groups to facilitate interactions between people who share similar travel interests and individuals who are venturing out on their own.

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