Angkor Temples – Banteay Srei

We decided to concentrate mostly within the small circuit of Angkor but we did make time for a visit to one temple on the grand circuit as we had heard so much about it. Banteay Srei is a tiny Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. It makes up for its diminutive stature with the elaborateness of its carvings, reminiscent of sandalwood carvings. Constructed of red sandstone, it is often thought of as the pink temple. It was simply enchanting.

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Entrance to Banteay Srei. Notice the intricate carving around the doorway.

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Notice the low height of this outer gallery compared to Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm.

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Beautiful carvings of Banteay Srei

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Inner sanctuary with famous monkey statues

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Temple viewed from temple wall

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Traditional Khmer music at the exit of the temple

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Nature walk along the wetlands surrounding Banteay Srei.

 

 

 

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