Why go only once to an interesting archaeological site such as Banteay Chhmar temple? I stayed in the village for a couple nights, so I went again in the morning. The ruins looked different in the morning light.

There is another intact causeway to the temple.
There is another intact causeway to the temple.
The statues depict the story of the churning of the sea of milk, and have been partially rebuilt.
The statues depict the story of the churning of the sea of milk, and have been partially rebuilt.
Overgrown.
Overgrown.
Amazing remains.
Amazing remains.
Remarkable bas-reliefs.
Remarkable bas-reliefs.
My guide explained many things about the temple.
My guide explained many things about the temple.
A shrine inside the temple
A shrine inside the temple
The only four-faced tower outside of Siem Reap.
The only four-faced tower outside of Siem Reap.
Khmers on the left, fighting Chams on the right.
Khmers on the left, fighting Chams on the right.
The locals don't understand that they should not do this.
The locals don’t understand that they should not do this.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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