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Banteay Kdei
Banteay Kdei

Banteay Kdei

Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 17000

The Basics

As with most other Angkor-era sites, gain admission to Banteay Kdei with your Angkor Archaeological Park ticket. Choose between 1-day, 3-day, and 7-day passes; multi-day tickets can be spread across nonconsecutive days.

Banteay Kdei is typically visited as part of a broader Angkor day or multi-day tour, generally before or after nearby Ta Prohm, the “Tomb Raider temple.” Travel by tuk-tuk, by air-conditioned vehicle, on the back of a motorbike, or even by foot or on a bicycle.

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Half-Day Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei Tour
Half-Day Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei Tour
star-3.5
$34.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Relaxed tour with good guide. Did...
Relaxed tour with good guide. Did this tour on the back of a day tour of Angkor Wat but thought this was better in a lot of ways. Less tourists and the sites were more 'undiscovered'.
Colin C, Oct 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Angkor Wat

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Easy fun reliable
jameshowse9, Jan 2020
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
So easy, fun and great to see to many temples it really took the stress out of us having to organise it and know which temples were best to see etc. Guide was so knowledgeable and gave a real insight into the history and life in Cambodia !
star-5
A M A Z I N G!
tony p, Jan 2020
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
This tour has been great. Location was magic but most important my tour guide (Vanna) has be perfect. This guy introduced me perfectly the Kmar’period and he could answer to every single question I had. I could expand my conversation with him , and talk about the history of the Country in general and other topics. He was great! The tour itself is very intense (21 sites in 20h and 40000 steps to do) however it is the best way to explore and understand the Magic of Angor Wat
star-5
Worth every penny. Jimmy is the man!
VERONIKA S, Jan 2020
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
This was an exceptional experience. I learned so much from Jimmy and saw everything I wanted to see, including some water buffalo at the side of the road. Jimmy is also an exceptional photographer and has a supernatural ability to get everywhere just before large groups of people come, so I felt like I had some of the temples all to myself. Highly recommended.
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I took this private tour my first...
JasChris, Aug 2017
Half-Day Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei Tour
I took this private tour my first day in Siem Reap and it was nice. Ta Prohm is way more impressive than Banteay Kdei Tour. I ended up doing another private tour of Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm with my husband the next day. So I got to see Ta Prohm twice and it was still impressive. The Tour itself was good. The guide had a great sense of humor. The food was pretty good at the restaurant and I enjoyed being taken around in a Tuk Tuk. It was my only Tuk Tuk ride the entire time we were in Siem Reap. I would say if you are taking an Angkor Tour that includes Ta Prohm than this tour could feel repetitive. However, if you are exploring Angkor Wat on your own then I would recommend this tour to learn the cool history of Ta Prohm which needs a bit of explanation.
star-5
Great tour
Bgayathri B, Dec 2019
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. His name was samath and our driver was Srieng. Both of them were outstanding in their service and took a lot of pride in their work.
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We had been warned about the high...
Susan Rae J, Jan 2018
Half-Day Ta Prohm and Banteay Kdei Tour
We had been warned about the high heat, humidity by other friends and so opted for early AM half day tours with private guide so we could do at our pace and spread tours over 4 days and so glad that we did it this way. It is quite reasonable and guide and driver both solicitous to our needs. We had the same guide and driver for all the days so other tours so that was great. The only thing that we had to contest before we left home is that the tour operator tried to change us to a Tuk Tuk from what we had arranged through Viator which was for air conditioned car with water. So please check your emails from this tour operator and be sure that they do not try to change what you have ordered and pre-paid. It was finally settled through Viator and emails to operator.
star-5
Nice Tour
AshrithPatil, Dec 2019
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
Driver & Guide Picked us up from our Hotel promptly on-time. They were friendly all throughout. It was a comfortable car. They gave Lemongrass cold towels for face & Water after each and every Site visit in Angkor Wat as the temperatures during our tour was high. This was a nice touch of service. Keep it up!
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Angkor Wat
patfV526OY, Dec 2019
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
Excellent. Sopia, our guide and the driver were excellent, on time, and knowledgeable. They went beyond on taking care of us. Seeing Angkor Wat at sunrise was a special experience.
star-5
Excellent tour
Paradise60246641135, Nov 2019
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Sopheap. He was extremely knowledgeable about the temples, spoke English very well, and the air conditioned car with cold water was a welcome respite. You can explore the temples on your own, but honestly I think it would be somewhat difficult. I would highly recommend the tour for convenience and insider knowledge.
star-5
The best Angkor tour. Thanks, Jimmy!
maryyuri2019, Nov 2019
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
This was a wonderful way to tour the temples! Skip the buses and book this tour. Our guide, Jimmy, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. He shared his passion for his country's history and heritage with us, making our visit very special. He was also very strategic about the order in which we visited different temples, so that sometimes we were the only ones at that site. He took very good care of us. Don't miss the early morning sunrise view of Angkor Wat on the second day.
star-5
Happy Angkor Tour
sueo400, Jul 2019
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
Mr. Pal was our guide and the driver was Narin - they were exceptional. Mr. Pal had great cultural insights into every detail of the 14+ temples we visited. He always made sure we had the best views, visited at the quieter times, were comfortable and ready to go. Narin was always careful driving and ready to go.
star-5
best tour guide (Mr. Khem- Niam). We had very good two days tour arranged and organised by Viator. Excellent.
bhuvana192, Jul 2019
2-Day Angkor Wat Small, Big Circuit and Banteay Srei Tour
Overall, we all enjoyed. My kids enjoyed the story telling time and learned lot about the culture, ancient architecture. Having knowledgeable guide makes huge difference to these trips. The organisation by viator was very good. I will use again if needed anywhere in the world. I strongly recommend this tour guide and the company Viator. Value for money and fantastic experience. So kind. My teenage kids really into history and they enjoyed.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Banteay Kdei is perfect for travelers who prefer their ruins without the crowds.

  • Modest dress is required throughout the Angkor Archaeological Park: Cover shoulders and thighs.

  • Be prepared to bargain if souvenir shopping from the stalls at Banteay Kdei.

  • Banteay Kdei is mainly on one level, with some wheelchair access. However, as elsewhere at Angkor, rugged causeways and the occasional step mean it’s far from fully accessible.

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How to Get There

Banteay Kdei lies about 7 miles (12 kilometers) northeast of downtown Siem Reap, five minutes’ walk from the Srah Srang reservoir and about 20 minutes on foot from Ta Prohm, within the Angkor Archaeological Park. There is no public transport to or within the park, so most travelers opt to join a tour or arrange a private driver/guide.

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When to Get There

Banteay Kdei is open from early morning to late afternoon seven days a week and is rarely crowded. Morning is a particularly atmospheric time to visit, as the sunlight glistens on the waters of nearby Srah Srang. A stroll around Banteay Kdei is a calming way to start a day exploring the Khmer Empire.

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How to Get off the Beaten Track Around Angkor Wat

One of the world’s largest religious monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat draws many millions of tourists to Cambodia each year. Yet it’s possible to beat the crowds by exploring some of the Khmer Empire’s less-visited sites. Besides Banteay Kdei, consider Ta Nei, Banteay Samré, and the river carvings at Kbal Spean.

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