Banteay Chhmar (Khmer: បន្ទាយឆ្មារ) is a commune (khum) in Thma Puok District in Banteay Meanchey province in northwestCambodia. It is located 63 km north of Sisophon and about 20 km east of the Thai border. The commune of Banteay Chhmar contains 14 villages.
The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia’s Angkor period.
Like Angkor Thom, the temple of Banteay Chhmar was accomplished during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the late 12th or early 13th century. One of the temple’s shrines once held an image of Srindrakumararajaputra (the crown prince), a son of Jayavarman VII who died before him. The temple doors record Yasovarman I‘s failed invasion of Champa.
The long Old Khmer inscription found at the site (K.227), and now on display in the National Museum, Phnom Penh, relates how Prince Srindrakumara was protected on two different occasions by four companions in arms, once against Rahu, and once on a military campaign against Champa. Their four statues, with one of the prince, was placed in the central chapel.
The complex resembles Angkor Thom and other structures attributed to Jayavarman VII. It is one of two sites outside Angkor with the enigmatic face-towers. Besides that, its outer gallery is carved with bas-reliefs depicting military engagements and daily life scenes very similar to the well-known ones in Bayon.
The complex is oriented to the east, where there’s a dried baray (about 1.6 by 0.8 km), which had a temple on an artificial island (mebon) in its centre. There are three enclosures, as typical. The external one, largely ruined, was 1.9 by 1.7 km and surrounded by a moat. The middle enclosure, provided with a moat too, is 850 by 800 m. It contains the main temple, surrounded by a gallery with reliefs 250 by 200 m which constitutes the third inner enclosure.
Besides the main temple and the mebon there are other eight secondary temples. Four stelae detailing Jayavarman VII’s genealogy were placed (though they remain unfinished) at each of the four corners of the third enclosure wall, mirroring the stelae that occupied the four corner-shrines (Prasat Chrung) of the king’s capital at Angkor Thom.
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First day – Morning : Our car / van driver with English tour guide or our team going to pick you up from guesthouse or hotel doing the trip to the village(temple) and on the way reaching village passing through many villages and our driver will show you something about Khmer (Cambodian) traditional in different way of lives of people living in Cambodia.
Afternoon: Arriving in the village (temple) you are having lunch with our team, after late afternoon our guide taking you around the village(temple)
Evening : Make cooking class (local foods) have cheer some beers/drinks to enjoy the dinner with our team under shadow of moonlight, if available.
2nd day – Morning: Having breakfast the same as local family in Khmer traditional foods, and take a trip back to city and going to your hotel/guesthouse or airport.
>> English tour guide
>> A/C Vehicle: car, van with petrol
>> Parking fees and road tolls
>> Temples pass
>> Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
>> Beverages and towels
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