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  • Banteay Srey

    UNESCO World Heritage site near Siem Reap

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    The name Banteay Srey translates from Khmer roughly as the ‘citadel of the women,’ but this is a recent name that most likely was applied because of the pink sandstone and the delicate carvings. This beautiful, 10th century temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. It has some of the most exquisite carvings of any Khmer temple, and has almost a storybook ambiance. The detailed carving of the sculptures, lintels, and friezes, make it an aesthetically pleasing structure. The walls are covered with deep, intricate carvings, each one carved with superb detail.

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  • Banteay Srey was built by a Brahmin counselor to King Rajendravarman, and was built at a time when the Khmer Empire was growing in power and territory. A visit to Banteay Srey can be combined with a visit to Banteay Samre. The temple area closes at 17:00.

    Banteay Srey

    Location: Outside main park area, approx. 38 km north of Siem Reap
    Getting there: Drivers charge an extra fee for the trip.
    Construction period: Late 10th century C.E.
    Religion: Hindu
    Built by: King Rajendravarman, later under King Jayavarman V.
    Building style: Banteay Srey
    Photography: Many of the carvings are cordoned off, and a long lens and tripod are needed for carving close-up shots. The colors of the temple are at their best before 10:00, and after 14:00.

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