Banteay Chhmar is a cooperative (khum) in Thma Puok District in Banteay Meanchey territory in northwest Cambodia. It is found 63 km north of Sisophon and around 20 km east of the Thai fringe. The cooperative of Banteay Chhmar contains 14 towns.
The monstrous sanctuary of Banteay Chhmar, alongside its satellite hallowed places and repository (baray), contains a standout amongst the most critical and slightest comprehended archeological edifices from Cambodia's Angkor period. Like Angkor Thom, the sanctuary of Banteay Chhmar was proficient amid the reign of Jayavarman VII in the late twelfth or mid thirteenth century. One of the sanctuary's altars once held a picture of Srindrakumararajaputra (the crown sovereign), a child of Jayavarman VII who passed on before him. The sanctuary entryways record Yasovarman I's fizzled intrusion of Champa.
The long Old Khmer engraving found at the site, and now in plain view in the National Museum, Phnom Penh, relates how Prince Srindrakumara was ensured on two distinct events by four mates in arms, once against Rahu, and once on a military crusade against Champa. Their four statues, with one of the sovereign, was set in the focal house of prayer.
Another bas-alleviation states Yasovarman II was assaulted by Rahu, yet "spared by a youthful sovereign.
The complex takes after Angkor Thom and different structures credited to Jayavarman VII. It is one of two destinations outside Angkor with the puzzling face-towers. Other than that, its external exhibition is cut with bas-reliefs portraying military engagements and day by day life scenes fundamentally the same as the outstanding ones in Bayon.
The complex is arranged toward the east, where there's a dried baray (around 1.6 by 0.8 km), which had a sanctuary on a fake island (mebon) in its inside. There are three walled in areas, as regular. The outside one, to a great extent demolished, was 1.9 by 1.7 km and encompassed by a channel. The center fenced in area, given a channel as well, is 850 by 800 m. It contains the principle sanctuary, encompassed by an exhibition with reliefs 250 by 200 m which constitutes the third internal walled in area.
Other than the principle sanctuary and the mebon there are other eight auxiliary sanctuaries. Four stelae itemizing Jayavarman VII's family history were put (however they stay incomplete) at each of the four corners of the third nook divider, reflecting the stelae that involved the four corner-places of worship (Prasat Chrung) of the lord's capital at Angkor Thom.