Banteay Srei, Siem Reap

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A jem of Khmer art, Banteay Srei is known for its delicate carvings and three-dimensional reliefs of devatas (divine nymphs), which earned the temple the modern name "citadel of the women." Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the temple is tiny compared to typical Angkorian edifices. It was founded in the 10th century by two of the king's counselors, making it the only major Angkorian temple not commissioned by a king. Notice the lavish decorations on the library pediments depicting scenes from the ancient Indian epic Ramayana. Due to pilferage and vandalism, some of the original statues and carvings were moved to a museum by the end of the 20th century; all of the mythical guardians are copies. Using our custom trip planner, Siem Reap attractions like Banteay Srei can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is best to come here for the opening, you will be able to make beautiful photo of this temple. You can go walk with rice fields and the Lake on which you can ride a boat and even fish. The temple itself is unique, well-preserved stone carvings, and of course the color shading in ryzhinu. Be sure to take a trip. A ticket bought in Angkor Wat, is valid and in this temple.
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  • Small, delicate, Rico in detail ... only a few adjectives like beautiful temple. Gets a little clear of other but is very worthwhile! I met aforei! Bring water and wear long pants
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  • I visited Banteay Srei in the late afternoon. It was not too crowded and certainly worth the trip. As the sun was going down in the afternoon the temple glowed in shades of terracotta and pink. The ca...  more »
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  • The temple is really beautiful. Besides, you can enjoy the boat riding at the pond just right next to the temple. We enjoyed the trip very much.
  • Best temple in Siem Reap
  • One of the most beautiful Khmer temples I have seen, with the most exquisite carvings. It's unbelievable that so many people just ignore it when visiting Cambodia
  • It is a truly beautiful and romantic place, however a long tuk tuk drive. But ok if you enjoy looking at the countryside.
  • Very nice.

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