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Banteay Prei is a small, insignificant temple located a little further down the country path from Prasat Prei. In style, it has a lot in common with Ta Som which is located further down the main road. In size, it reminds me of Banteay Srei, which also has small windows and doors.

I was the only visitor to Banteay Prei when I visited. It was so off the beaten path that nobody checked my Angkor pass. However, I saw that even here, the grass was neatly cut and the ruins well maintained. After visiting Banteay Prei, I continued on to explore Neak Pean.

Construction Details

Built in the late 12th and early 13th century
during the reign of King Jayavarman VII

The ruins of Banteay Prei

How to reach Banteay Prei

Banteay Prei is a minor temple that will only be of interest to those with time and specific interest in studying Angkor indepth. It is located on the left (north) side of the road that runs between Preah Khan and Neak Pean. Be on the look out for a left-turn with a signboard saying Banteay Prei and/or Prasat Prei. The left turn takes you first to Prasat Prei, which should also be visited if you are going to Banteay Prei. A little further down the path is Banteay Prei. Both Prasat Prei and Banteay Prei are unlikely to be in any tour itineraries, so you most likely have to visit it on your own.

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