Visit Banteay Srei District

Welcome to Banteay Srei District

Banteay Srei is one of the most beautiful temples in the Angkor region and gives its name to the surrounding district. However, Banteay Srei is so much more than a temple, offering visitors a diverse range of real-life experiences just a short distance from cosmopolitan Siem Reap. Discover life beyond the temples and experience the real Cambodia with a visit to the heart of Banteay Srei District.

Stay another day in this up and coming destination, as Banteay Srei offers some of the most accessible homestays in Cambodia, ranging from traditional village homestays to boutique homes. There are also lots of local restaurants in the district serving traditional Cambodian food, including the famous nam ben chok noodles. It’s also possible to learn the secrets of Cambodian cuisine with a cooking class at one of the homestays in the district.

Lifestyle activities are available, including village walks, farm visits, ox cart rides and boat trips in natural beauty spots. Trekking and cycling are just beginning to take off with hikes to sacred mountains and biking through traditional villages. When it comes to nature, Banteay Srei is home to the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, a wildlife rescue centre, and the Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre. The district is also home to the world famous Cambodia Landmine Museum which tells a compelling story of contemporary Cambodian history. If Banteay Srei is the jewel of Angkor, Banteay Srei District is the jewel of Siem Reap Province.

Activities

Other Activities

Temples

Temples

Banteay Srei temple is the leading attraction in Banteay Srei District, a beautiful temple known as the ‘Jewel of Angkor’ thanks to its exquisite carvings, some of the finest seen anywhere in Asia...

Culture

Culture

The Cambodia Landmine Museum (CLM; www.cambodialandminemuseum.org) is the most popular non-temple activity in Banteay Srei District. An introduction to the work of Aki Ra...

Activities

Activities

The most popular walk in Banteay Srei District is currently the trek up to Kbal Spean and the ‘River of a Thousand Lingas’. However, village walks are also growing in popularity around homestay centers...

Nature

Nature

Conveniently located near the base of the trail to Kbal Spean, the Angkor Centre for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB; www.accb-cambodia.org) is committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and reintroducing threatened wildlife...

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Banteay Srei District is made up of living, breathing communities engaged in traditional agricultural lifestyles which can be a fascinating glimpse of local life for visitors from non-tropical countries...

Handicrafts

Handicrafts

Cambodia’s tradition of artisanship is exemplified by the incredible bas-relief carvings on the Temples of Angkor and its intricate statuary. There are several handicraft enterprises in Banteay Srei District...

Itineraries

Wild Banteay Srei

This itinerary highlights the natural attractions of Banteay Srei, including the fora and fauna of the district with a look at the Angkor Center for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) and the Banteay Srei Butterfly Farm.

There is also the opportunity to explore the little known Kbal Teuk Community Forest.

Spirit Of Banteay Srei

This is the classic Banteay Srei experience. Headline attractions include the temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre, as well as popular locations such as the Cambodia Landmine Museum and the Banteay Srei Butterfly Museum.

There is also the chance to experience local life with an ox cart ride and a farm visit.

Living Banteay Srei

This itinerary is designed to experience the lifestyle of Banteay Srei as a traditional rural community, which sets it apart from the nearby town of Siem Reap. Food is a major feature in this trip,

including the production of food on local farms and the preparation of food with a Cambodian cooking class.

Discover Banteay Srei

This is an educational itinerary that will appeal to educational tour operators and study groups. It is also suitable for family groups visiting Cambodia who are traveling in the company of an experienced local guide.