Banteay Kdei


The Bankeay Kdei, also known as 'Citadel of Monks' Cells' is a 12th century Buddhist monastic complex built under Jayavarman VII. Built from soft sandstone that has been weathered over the centuries, it lies in ruins today.

The architectural style of the Bankeay Kdei combines features from the Bayon and Angkor Wat, with halls laid out in a confusing labyrinth. The roof, decorated with naga and garuda balustrades and lions, is supported on free-standing columns in a cruciform layout, the atrium has square columns decorated with dancing apsaras, and there are false windows with lowered blinds as well as devatas with typical headdresses, similar to the Bayon. It has Buddha face-carved towers similar to Angkor Wat. Walk around to see the Hall of Dancers, and the different gopuras.

Bankeay Kdei is relatively less crowded than the other temples in Angkor, and you can explore it leisurely.



About Banteay Kdei

 Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Kdei and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm(1.2 km)
One of the most alluring and photogenic sites in Cambodia, the Ta Prohm temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor.

Prae Rup

Prae Rup(2.4 km)
One of the oldest temples at Angkor, Pre Rup was built in the 10th century as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman.

Prasat Kravan

Prasat Kravan(1.2 km)
Prasat Kravan is a 10th century Hindu temple in Siem Reap dedicated to the deity Vishnu.

Ta Keo

Ta Keo(2.4 km)
Ta Keo was built circa 1000 as the state temple of Jayavarman V, son of Rajendravarman.

Srah Srang

Srah Srang(0.9 km)
Srah Srang is a baray or artificial reservoir at Angkor that dates back to the mid-10th century.

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