It is the historical site which was built between 12th and 13th centuries during the reign of King, Jar Varman VII. The temple is located at Thmar Puok District, along the National Road No 59A.
Nowadays, the temple is damaged because of war and gangs of offenders who have stolen statues and the temple stone for selling them to Thailand.
In addition, there are some other temples in Banteay Meanchey province such as Pra Sat Preah Chhor and Pra Sat Pram as well that have mostly been abandoned and not arranged.
At Present, Banteay Chhmar temple is the main tourist attractive site of the province in luring foreign tourists to visit.