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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. 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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  • This is another beautifully preserved temple dating to around 967AD The Citadel of Women has intricate carvings that will take your breath away. The ruins are minature compared to Angkor Wat, but... 
    This is another beautifully preserved temple dating to around 967AD The Citadel of Women has intricate carvings that will take your breath away. The ruins are minature compared to Angkor Wat, but...  more »
  • There are restaurants and souvenirs shops Bonteay srei is a pure Khmer architectural style We use “Bonteay srei style” in many architecture in Cambodia 
    There are restaurants and souvenirs shops Bonteay srei is a pure Khmer architectural style We use “Bonteay srei style” in many architecture in Cambodia  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Very nice temple, the craft on the temple is superb.
  • Unique kind of pinkish reddish color clay construction. Not so big of a complex. A must see in person.
  • A small site with ornate red coloured stone work. This site is 37 kilometers from Siem Reap Township. If you travel out in a tuk-tuk be prepared for a run time of an hour each way. Due to the distance this also tends to be an afternoon site so, once again, buck the trend and go early in the morning. A more in-depth trip report can be seen on my travel blog: megaworldasia.com
  • The most beautiful sculpture of pink sand stone at Banteay Sorry temple
  • Fantastic starter for SR area temple tour. Most detailed bas reliefs in red sandstone.

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