16 Gorgeous photos of Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia

Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor in Cambodia. It lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (16 mi) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom. Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”, or the “jewel of Khmer art.”

Banteay Srei Temple is a small temple in Angkor Wat in Cambodia, its buildings looking miniature compared to the other grand structures in Angkor, but what makes it so popular is its intricate wall carvings.

Below are the 16 Gorgeous photos of Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia.

Banteay Srei
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Entrance to Banteay Srei
Gorgeous photos of Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia by Dean Wickham

Ancient path leading to the temple complex
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A window in Banteay Srei
Gorgeous photos of Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia by Dean Wickham 3

Beautiful wall carving
Gorgeous photos of Banteay Srei in Angkor, Cambodia by Dean Wickham 4

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