August 19, 2017

Angkor Wat.. History sung by Stone Carvings

Last day of my Siem Reap tour and I finally reach Banteay Srei or The Citadel of Women, the 10th Century temple near the hill of Phnom Dei. It’s a good 40 minutes drive to reach. Banteay Srei is known for its intricate decoration carved in pinkish sandstone that covers the walls like tapestry. Like other Khmer temples Banteay Srei too is east facing and the fourth eastern gopura or gate is the only one that survived in the outer wall. The entrance at present is from the east by a short doorway barely one meter high.


 

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