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Banteay Chhmar

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Banteay Chhmar Temple is 65km north of Sisophon [1] on Highway 56. The Banteay Chhmar Community-Based Tourism (CBT) [2] group provides homestays, English-speaking tour guides, meals, activities, booking services and transportation resources for individuals and tour groups. In 2010, Banteay Chhmar won the ‘Hidden Treasures Cambodia’ Destination Award.

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Banteay Chhmar Temple and its nine satellite temples form one the great temple complexes from the Angkorian era [3]. The temple was constructed by King Jayavarman VII [4] in the late 12th century. The temple complex is one of the largest from the Angkorian era and is one of only two sites outside of Bayon Temple [5] bearing the enigmatic Bayon-style face towers. Banteay Chhmar Temple is currently undergoing a multi-year conservation project by Global Heritage Fund [6] (GHF) and the Cambodian government is in efforts to have Banteay Chhmar listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site [7].

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