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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!

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