Introducing Banteay Chhmar

The temple complex of Banteay Chhmar was constructed by Cambodia’s most prolific builder, Jayavarman VII (r 1181–1219), on the site of a 9th-century temple and is one of the most impressive remote temple complexes beyond the Angkor area. The Global Heritage Fund is assisting with conservation efforts and it is now a top candidate for Unesco World Heritage Site status. The nearby village is part of a worthwhile scheme to offer homestays to assist with community development.

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