Travel from Preah Vihear to Siem Reap

Preah Vihear town is closest place to Preah Vihear Temple with public transport links to other destinations in Cambodia. Your best option for travelling on from Preah Vihear is to take a minivan to Siem Reap (less than 3 hours away) and then from Siem Reap there are plenty of direct bus services and flight to destinations across South East Asia.

Bus Times from Preah Vihear to Siem Reap

There is currently 1 service a day from Preah Vihear Town to Siem Reap available to book online.

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16:0019:00$ 15Asia Van Transfer
  • Asia Van Transfer uses 12 seat minivans on the Preah Vihear Town to Siem Reap route.

Buy Tickets from Preah Vihear to Siem Reap

Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Preah Vihear Town to Siem Reap.

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After booking print your electronic booking voucher to present at the Asia Van Transfer office before boarding the minivan.

Preah Vihear AVT bus stop

  • AVT services to Siem Reap depart from near to the Kompong Pranak Market in Preah Vihear Town.

Google Map of ATV bus stop in Preah Vihear City

Siem Reap ATV Bus Stop

  • The ATV services from Preah Vihear arrive in Siem Reap at Hup Quang Street Central Market 579, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Google Map of Siem Reap ATV office

About Banteay Srei Temple in Siem Reap

Banteay Srei Temple is located 35 km km by road to the north east of Siem Reap within the Angkor Archaeological Park, which means you can visit using the same ticket you need to buy to visit Angkor Wat Angkor Thom.

Small Temple

Banteay Srei Temple is different to these better known temple in the archaeological park in a number of ways. Firstly, it’s a lot smaller, with the outer wall of the complex forming a rectangle measuring 95 by 110 metres.

Not Built by the King

Secondly, Banteay Srei Temple is the only temple in the area not built by a King of the Angkor Empire. Banteay Srei Temple was built in 967 by Yajnavaraha, a Hindu priest and courtier, and his brother.

Detailed Carvings

Thirdly, the temple has much more detailed carvings than other temples in the archaeological park. The name Banteay Srei means ‘citadel of the women’ or ‘citadel of beauty’ most likely in reference to the intricate carvings, which may have been seen as a feminine design style.

Banteay Srei Temple near Siem Reap
Banteay Srei Temple near Siem Reap
Sandstone Construction

The temple is built largely out of sandstone blocks which are easy to carve into elaborate shapes, and harder stone used sparingly for load bearing parts of the temple’s structure. The layout of the temple consist of three rectangular areas demarcated by walls, one inside the other.

Inner Enclosure

To get into the inner enclosure visitors pass through grand gopura style gates, which are doorways with towers on top carved to represent religious images or images of important people or characters from local mythology. Inside the the inner enclosure are two libraries and a sanctuary building. The inner enclosure is where the most intricate carvings are located and where the most restoration work has been undertaken.

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