Banteay Srei temple

Banteay Srei temple

Banteay Srei,Constructed;Late 10 century C.E,King/Patron,Religion;Hindu(Shiva)Style;Banteay Srei Banteay Srei loosely translates to 'citadel of the woman;but this is a modern appellation 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.Banteay Srei displays some of the finest of classical Khmer art The walls are densely covered with some of most beautiful deep and intricate carvings of any Angkorian temple the temple's relatively small size pink sandstone contruction and ornate desige give it a fairyiand ambiance the colors are best before 10;30 Am and after 2;00 pm but there are fewer tourists in the afternon This temple was discovered by French archaeologists relitively late,in 1914, The temple area closes at 5;00pm Banteay Srei lies 38;km from Siem Reap requiring extra travel time Drivers usually charge a fee in addition to their normal daily charge for the trip Banteay srei in well worth the extra effort, Combine a visit to Banteay Srei with Banteay Samre /

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