Banteay Srei “the citadel of women”

Banteay Srei, “the citadel of women”, is an exquisite miniature, a fairy palace in the heart of an immense and mysterious forest, proved lovely that carved not out of the stuff but out of solid sandstone.

Location: 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) northeast of the Bayon Temple

Access: Enter and leave the temple by the east entrance.

Date: the second half of the tenth century (967)

King: Reigns of Rajendravarman II and Jayavarman V

Religion: Hindu (dedicated to Siva)

Art Style: Banteay Srei

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