Banteay Srei is one of the most beautiful temples in the Angkor region and gives its name to the surrounding district. However, Banteay Srei is so much more than a temple, offering visitors a diverse range of real-life experiences just a short distance from cosmopolitan Siem Reap. Discover life beyond the temples and experience the real Cambodia with a visit to the heart of Banteay Srei District.
Stay another day in this up and coming destination, as Banteay Srei offers some of the most accessible homestays in Cambodia, ranging from traditional village homestays to boutique homes. There are also lots of local restaurants in the district serving traditional Cambodian food, including the famous nam ben chok noodles. It’s also possible to learn the secrets of Cambodian cuisine with a cooking class at one of the homestays in the district.
Lifestyle activities are on tap, including village walks, farm visits, ox cart rides and boat trips in natural beauty spots. Trekking and cycling are just beginning to take off with hikes to sacred mountains and biking through traditional villages. When it comes to nature, Banteay Srei is home to the Angkor Centre for the Conservation of Biodiversity, a wildlife rescue centre, and the Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre. The district is also home to the world famous Cambodia Landmine Museum which tells a compelling story of contemporary Cambodian history.
If Banteay Srei is the jewel of Angkor, Banteay Srei District is the jewel of Siem Reap Province. Visit more on www.visitbanteaysrei.com