"Banteay Srei" Cambodia Things to Do Tip by Rodan44

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  carving above doorway at Banteay Srei
by Rodan44

The Hindu temple of Banteay Srei is famous for its unique pink sandstone architecture and beautiful carvings. Built in the late 10th century when the Khmer empire was gaining significant power and territory, the temple was constructed by a Brahmin counselor under King Rajendravarman and later King Jayavarman V. Banteay Srei displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art, specifically the intricate wall carvings. The temple is relatively small in size and lies 38 km from Siem Reap, making it quite far from the main Angkor sites, but it is well worth the effort.

Directions: 38 km outside Siem Reap

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 28, 2004
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