Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei, Siem Reap

Banteay Srei
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Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom.
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Patrick Mclnyer
South Lake Tahoe, CA3 contributions
Feb. 2020
This is another beautifully preserved temple dating to around 967AD The Citadel of Women has intricate carvings that will take your breath away. The ruins are minature compared to Angkor Wat, but this little gem hidden in the jungle about 20 miles from Angkor, is worth the visit.

Go first thing in the morning before it is too hot and over run with other tourists. Take some water too. Good footware is helpful but there is minimal climbing here...so mobility constrained individuals will have an easier time of it. Love it!!
Written 4 December 2020
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Sothorn
11 contributions
Sep. 2020
There are restaurants and souvenirs shops
Bonteay srei is a pure Khmer architectural style
We use “Bonteay srei style” in many architecture in Cambodia
Written 19 September 2020
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Prasert Buntha
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia33 contributions
Sep. 2020
Banteay Srey Temple was a citadel of the women whose built in the 10 century of Hinduism. It is a pink hard sandstone of one f the Angkor Temple groups. Tour is available here please kindly contact us with WhatsApp +85512630803
Written 8 September 2020
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Wendy M
Sevenoaks209 contributions
Feb. 2020
A beautiful pink sandstone temple covered in magnificent intricate carvings. It has been called the "jewel in the crown" of sculpture from that era. I found it fascinating and very beautiful and it's great for photos too.

Usually not as busy as the main temples in Angkor so that is another bonus.

You should combine this with a visit to Kbal Spean a river with elaborate carving actually on the river bed which is a must see location as far as I am concerned
Written 30 June 2020
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Geoffrey Hoffman
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Dec. 2019
The temple is at forty five min traveling from Siem Reap. Great explanation about excavations, the significance about this monument and also: excellent coffees and toilets. The monument is included with good and flawlessly preserved sandstone carvings. This is the sole temple which was not built by kings, but with the guru or perhaps teacher of a king.
Written 3 June 2020
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TheHumbleTravellers
Greater Noida, India615 contributions
Dec. 2019
Again I will rate it above Angor Wat as its architecture and detailing is something which was more interesting then the Angor Wat.

Its a small temple but in no sense less in the architecture and detailing. Considered to be older than main Angor Wat temple.

A must visit place. Here also lot of walking is required so be prepared for the same.

Do carry water in case your going out in hot day.
Written 24 May 2020
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SteveRDay
Alvechurch, UK131 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Another deserted temple because of the virus situation. The day before our guide at Angkor Wat gave us a lesson on how to take panoramic shots on our iPhone - so we used a deserted Banteay Srei to practice our new found skill
Written 22 April 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,033 contributions
Nov. 2019
Built in the second half of the 10th century and to commemorate the goddess Shiva. The temple means the the city of women. It was rediscovered in 1914 by the French. It is made of Pink sandstone and and has many intricate carvings. We loved this temple.
Written 17 April 2020
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Craig E
Manchester, UK1,727 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Located around a 30 minute drive from Angkor Wat.
I love this temple as it’s very different from the others I saw, as it’s pink colouring makes it stands out.
Very detailed intricate temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Well worth a visit :)
Written 6 April 2020
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Gordon S
Guelph, Canada543 contributions
Feb. 2020
This was supposed to be the best temple but I found it boring. The highlight was the reddish colour of the building and the sun shine on the buildings.
Written 26 March 2020
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