Banteay Kdei

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Siam Reap, Cambodia
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FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
229 reviews
Smaller scale version of Ta Prohm Apr 23, 2015
Banteay Kdei or Citadel of Chambers is a Buddhist temple built between the 12th and 13th century by Buddhist King Jayavarman VII in Bayon style.

Unlike Banteay Srei, this temple is smaller and much in ruins, it was unknown to whom was this temple was being dedicated to as the foundation stele was not found. Looks a bit like Ta Phrohm with many pillars.

However it here that you can see that the carvings of Budha are mostly defaced. We continued to walk down towards Srah Srang.
one of the many "defaced" statues …
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andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Banteay Kdei May 18, 2014
Banteay Kdei is another of one of my favorites and “must go” places in the Angkor complex. It is located next to the large pool called Srah Srang, and the walls are built in the style of Angkor Thom and Bayon. It is not overwhelming in size but it has beautiful courtyards, niches, towers and long passages. Temple is in the bad shape because they used bad quality sand stone, and it is a bit tricky to move over crumbled palace, but if you are walking the well walked path you’ll be fine. I simply love huge stone slabs that were used to make passages roof. Temple entrance is on the main road and it has number of book vendors, paintings and tourist trinkets but for food you’ll have to go some 500m to the intersection where locals have little village with few food stalls. Restoration is a continuing process in this temple and you can see towers with casings surrounding them or long pools holding leaning walls.
gingerbatik gingerba…
537 reviews
Banteay Kdei Jun 26, 2013
King Jayavarman VII constructed Banteay Kdei sometime in the late 12th century. The temple sits on the western shore of Srah Srang, an ancient man-made water reservoir. Today, Banteay Kdei is largely unrestored, and appears much as it did when it was first discovered by early explorers.

Banteay Kdei was originally erected as a Buddhist monastery. Bas-reliefs depicting the deities and principles of Buddhism can be seen throughout the temple. The carvings look wonderful against the haphazard appearance of the swarming jungle vegetation and the fallen stones of Banteay Kdei.

The sandstone used to support Banteay Kdei is of inferior grade, resulting in weak, unreliable structures.

Additionally, some of the building techniques employed to construct the temple were sloppily executed. These elements, along with the claws of time, have resulted in Banteay Kdei’s current state of advanced ruin.
the temple map and information
the gate
the long walkway
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