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Banteay Chhmar Temple is 65km north of Sisophon  on Highway 56. The Banteay Chhmar Community-Based Tourism (CBT)  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.
Banteay Chhmar Temple and its nine satellite temples form one the great temple complexes from the Angkorian era . The temple was constructed by King Jayavarman VII  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  bearing the enigmatic Bayon-style face towers. Banteay Chhmar Temple is currently undergoing a multi-year conservation project by Global Heritage Fund  (GHF) and the Cambodian government is in efforts to have Banteay Chhmar listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site .