Just a two and a half hour drive from Siem Reap, in northwest Cambodia, a rustic Banteay Chhmar homestay offers a rare chance to live like locals in a village set amidst the Khmer Empire ruins of a garrison-city. We’ve just returned to Siem Reap.
"Called the "second Angkor Wat," Banteay Chhmar approaches it in size, is more frozen in time than the manicured and made-over superstar, and has so far been spared the blights of mass tourism of recent years at Angkor." GETTING THERE: Located about 105 miles (170 kilometers) from Angkor. Cars can be hired in nearby Siem Reap, site of an international airport, for the drive to Banteay Chhmar. WHEN TO GO: November-February
Three Angkorian-era statue heads were found under more than half a metre of soil last week at Banteay Chhmar temple in Banteay Meanchey province. The massive heads were unearthed between Friday and Sunday during a government-sponsored renovation of the