Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Banteay Srei – Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Banteay Srei – Siem Reap, Cambodia


After our visit to Banteay Samre, we had lunch at the nearest restaurant, Srey Koulen Restaurant and had “fried chicken with garlic and pepper” ($ 5.50) and “spicy beef soup” ($5.50). The soup was just okay, but we enjoyed the chicken a LOT!!! :D

With happy tummies, we are now again ready to face the super hot (and HUMID) day and explore Banteay Srei.

Also located in the Angkor area, with exquisite decorative carvings in pink sandstone, Banteay Srei is routinely described as the “Jewel of Khmer Art.” This temple is built in miniature proportions that speaks of great beauty - a  peaceful, isolated, semi-wooded setting, also known as “Citadel of Women” or “Ladies’ Temple.”

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Banteay Srei ruins has no ceiling, so better put on a lot of sunscreen

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Inscriptions found on the doorframes inside Banteay Srei

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Carving details

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The sandstone carvings of Banteay Srei are among the finest in all Khmer art. Apart from being attractive in itself, the pink sandstone is relatively hard and had weathered only a little. (You can actually see most of the original work.)

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Banteay Srei at a glance

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TIP: Wear closed shoes and always watch your steps! You’ll never know what will welcome you :p (In our case, a tarantula)

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