Banteay Srei, Siem Reap

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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. With our custom trip planner, Siem Reap attractions like Banteay Srei can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Banteay Srey Temple was a citadel of the women whose built in the 10 century of Hinduism. It is a pink hard sandstone of one f the Angkor Temple groups. Tour is available here please kindly contact...  more »
  • A beautiful pink sandstone temple covered in magnificent intricate carvings. It has been called the "jewel in the crown" of sculpture from that era. I found it fascinating and very beautiful and it's....  more »
  • The temple is at forty five min traveling from Siem Reap. Great explanation about excavations, the significance about this monument and also: excellent coffees and toilets. The monument is included...  more »

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