Banteay Srai

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Banteay Srai Jun 27, 2013
Banteay Srei is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. It lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (16 mi) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom.

The name of Banteay Srey translates as ‘citadel of the women, that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. Built at a time when the Khmer Empire was gaining significant power and territory, the temple was constructed by a Brahmin counselor under a powerful king, Rajendravarman and later under Jayavarman V.

The temple displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. The walls are densely covered with some of the most beautiful, deep and intricate carvings of any Angkorian temple. The temple's relatively small size, pink sandstone construction and ornate design give it a fairyland ambiance. The colors are best before 10:30 AM and after 2:00 PM. This temple was discovered by French archaeologists in 1914.
the carving on the roof
the carving on the roof
the carving on the pillar
the temple gate with carving
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gingerbatik says:
looking forward to the photos May:)
Posted on: Sep 18, 2013
cotton_foam says:
it was raining when we got there but the rain added drama to the surroundings so i enjoyed taking pictures with the down pout on those temples! will post them soon... :))
Posted on: Sep 17, 2013
gingerbatik says:
it is beautiful and my favorite too:)
Posted on: Sep 16, 2013
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