Banteay Srei Tourism & Travel Guide

6 Days
Backpacking South East Asia: Humbling Cambodia

As soon as you enter Cambodia, you know you are in the Angkor Wat country. The banners, the ...

Arundhati Sridhar
Beauty of the old world- Angkor Wat

I visited Angkor Wat as a part of my Cambodia trip in 2013. We had just spent a few lovely (and l...

Nidhi Rani
Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia

The moment I crossed the Poipet  Border  from Thailand and entered Cambodia by  ro...

Debjani Lahiri
4 Days
A Practical Guide To Angkor

The walled city of Angkor has been everything – From an architectural marvel to mysterious ...

Aprajita Virmani
2 Days
Cambodia - Temples , forests and introspection

This was a backpacking photography trip. I spent all day photographing the different temples...

Pinaki Ray
7 Days
Group Tour of Angkor, Cambodia

At the heart of old Khmer culture lies Angkor- the cultural and historic centre of Cambodia. Surr...

Theam Vuthy


Phnom Penh
Whenever I travel to a new place, I like to steep myself deep in their culture, of which food is an extremely integral part. Cambodia was no different, especially since I had heard great things about the food here. So, it seemed but natural to enrol for a cooking class while I was in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. Khmer food includes a lot of fish, fish sauce (which I fund a bit too strong fro my liking), chicken and pork. They also feast on many insects, which we were not adventurous enough to try.After referring to trip advisor about various cooking schools, we chose Veasna's Cooking class (Veasnainthekitchen.com) as we could customise the menu and have a private class for ourselves. Veasna came at 8:30 am to our Hotel on Sisowath Quay and off we were to shop for our ingredients.Just after a few minutes' walk, we reached the market where every fish, meat and vegetable imaginable were being sold. The sights were very fascinating; women filleting fish with the same skill of a starred chef, milk being extracted from coconuts with specialised equipment, mounds of the famous kampot pepper filling the sir with their aroma, fresh lemongrass and kafir lime leaves made into a ready-to-use paste and new vegetables that I had never encountered amongst others. WE spent a goof 45 minutes walking around and buying produce for our meal. On our way to the cooking class, we picked up a huge tender coconut inside which we were to cook fish amok - Cambodia's most popular dish (and my favourite).

About Banteay Srei

The impressive Banteay Srei stands 30Km from Siem Reap and its modern name means the ‘citadel of beauty’ and correctly so. It is the most intricately carved structure of the time made of red sandstone. The best time to visit the temple is late afternoon when the sun’s rays fall at a slant giving this structure a pinkish-golden hue.
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