Banteay Srei or 'Citadel of Women' is a 10th century Hindu temple complex dedicated to Shiva, the 'destroyer' in the Hindu Trinity

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Banteay Srei, Pre Rup, and Ta Prohm Temples Guided Tour

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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem Reap

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Full-Day Banteay Srei Seat In Coach Tour

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Banteay Srei Day Tour from Siem Reap

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Explore the temples of Banteay Srei, Pre Rup, Mebon and Preah Khan as well as a visit to the Preah D...

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Banteay Srei Day Tour from Siem Reap

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Visit Banteay Srei (pink sand stone temple), Pre Rup, Mebon, Preah Khan temples & Preah Dak Vil...

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Private Tour: Siem Reap Full Day Tour With Angkor Wat Banteay Srei Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm

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3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Tonle Sap

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...the Bayon, Ta Prohm and Pre Rup -- plus Banteay Srei. Enjoy a jungle hike to the River of a Thousand Lingas and a boat t...

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Private Tour: 3-Night Angkor Temples and Tonle Sap Lake by Tuk-Tuk

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... visit temples such as Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, Pre Rup, and the impressive Angkor Wat! End with a boat ride over ...

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Private Tour: Siem Reap Full Day Tour with Angkor Wat

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Temples Days with Sunrise Small Group Tour

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Banteay Srei Temple and More Small Group Tour

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Angkor Discovery 3 Day Tour

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...r Thom area, Bayon Temple. Day 2: Visit Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm, Kompong Phluk, Day 3: Visit Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta So...

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From Siem Reap: 2-Day Small Group Temples Tour w/ Sunrise

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Banteay Srei, Siem Reap

Banteay Srei or 'Citadel of Women' is a 10th century Hindu temple complex dedicated to Shiva, the 'destroyer' in the Hindu Trinity.

Banteay Srei or 'Citadel of Women' is a 10th century Hindu temple complex dedicated to Shiva, the 'destroyer' in the Hindu Trinity. Miniature in scale compared to other Angkor structures, the buildings are intricately carved from red sandstone, earning them the sobriquet 'precious gem' and a 'jewel in Khmer art'.

The site has three concentric rectangular enclosures, with the gopuras or entrances oriented east. The inner enclosure contains the sanctuary, consisting of an entrance chamber and three towers, as well as two libraries. The eastern pediment of the east gopura shows Shiva Nataraja, and the south library's pediments both depict Shiva - on the east Ravana shakes Mount Kailash with Shiva atop, and on the west, Kama the God of Love shoots an arrow at him. The north library's pediments feature Indra creating rain to put out a forest fire started by Agni to kill a naga, and Krishna helping Agni by firing arrows to stop the rain. The Banteay Srei is one of the earliest Khmer temples with scenes from mythology featuring on the walls. The stunning interiors also feature apsaras, devatas and dvarapalas.

A guided tour of Banteay Srei will give you a good overview of the different elements of this architectural gem and its construction. You can combine it with a tour of the neighboring Angkor temples.


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About Banteay Srei

 Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Banteay Srei and Nearby Sights on Map

Kbal Spean

Located on the southwest slopes of the Kulein Hills in the Phnom Kulen National Park about 50 kilometres northeast of Siem Reap, Kbal Spean is an Angkorian era archaeological site with spectacular sandstone rock carvings on the Kbal Spean river-bed along a 150 metre long stretch

Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom, the 'great city', is a 12th century Buddhist walled city on the west bank of the Siem Reap river

Ta Som

Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII to honor his father Dharanindravarman II

Krol Ko

Krol Ko is a Buddhist temple built in the 12th-13th century by King Jayavarman VII

Neak Pean

Neak Pean is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple in the middle of the Jayatataka Baray, the last baray (artificial lake) to be constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area

Prae Rup

One of the oldest temples at Angkor, Pre Rup was built in the 10th century as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman

Srah Srang

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

Preah Khan

The Preah Khan is one of the largest temple complexes at Angkor, spread over 56 hectares to the north-east of Angkor Thom

Banteay Kdei

The Bankeay Kdei, also known as 'Citadel of Monks' Cells' is a 12th century Buddhist monastic complex built under Jayavarman VII

Ta Keo

Ta Keo was built circa 1000 as the state temple of Jayavarman V, son of Rajendravarman