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. Using our custom trip planner, Siem Reap attractions like Banteay Srei can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A nice temple with incredible carvings. but all temple so different to other temples in the Angkor Area.  more »
  • I first was the pink-sandstone temple and the carvings are much more inside temple but all Hindu stories !!  more »
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