Citadel of the Women or Banteay Srei

This 10th century temple is just amazing. Come here and study the exact carvings and beautiful details everywhere. The temple, which is built in red sandstone, was built by a Yajnavaraha, a courtier and counsellor to the King at that time. There are a lot of depictions of the Hindu gods Siva and Vishnu here, but also a great deal of carvings of women, which may be the reason the temple is named “Citadel of the Women”.

Be aware, to get here you will probably sit in a tuk-tuk. The distance is some 25-30KM from “the other” temples of Angkor. But we surely found it worth it!

9 responses

  1. Love all the intricate stone carving…beautiful!

    October 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by, and yes, it is beautiful!

      October 24, 2012 at 5:38 am

  2. arnoldthearmadillo

    The last two are like mirrors reflecting mirrors.. If you know what I mean

    October 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    • Hehe, yeah, I see what you mean.

      October 24, 2012 at 5:38 am

      • arnoldthearmadillo

        Awesome, I really did not want to try and explain myself better😀

        October 24, 2012 at 5:43 am

  3. Aww looks so beautiful there! Want to go and visit now.

    October 25, 2012 at 7:50 am

  4. Wonderful…Orofiorentino

    October 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  5. Terrific photography.😉

    November 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm

  6. Love your eye!!!!

    November 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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