Banteay Srei Temple in Cambodia is the only temple carved in hard pink sandstone in the Angkor region.

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Banteay Srei Temple was discovered in 1914 by French archaeologists who described it as a "precious gem" and a "jewel in Khmer art".

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Banteay Srei Temple is a very small miniature like temple in comparison to the dimensions of other Angkor temples, but due to its intricate and extraordinarily beautiful decoration it has become the favourite temple of many visitors.

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Banteay Srei Temple was not built by a King as the other Angkor temples. It was built by a brahmin of royal descent who was the spritual teacher of King Jayavarman V.

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Banteay Srei Temple is a sort of 'caprice' where the detail, of an abundance and incomparable prettiness, sweeps away the mass".

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index Banteay Srei temple is like a piece of the South to have a great price compared and Treasure is an object embedded in a masterpiece of Khmer art.

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Carving skill in Banteay Srei Temple

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Banteay Srei is a temple where is worshiped Hindu and Shiva, Banteay Srei “the fortifications for women” is the art to be zoomed out very subtle, a historical monument palace which is located a huge and mysterious forest in Angkor Temple Complex, Siem Reap, Cambodia. 

Banteay Srei “the temple of women” was built in the 10th century or still called “Tribhuvanamahesvara” is located in Angkor Temple Complex, this temple is situated nearby Phnom Dei hill, it is far from around 25km to the north of the temple groups which have been ever belonged the ancients kingdoms of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom. Banteay Srei Temple was built almost by the red sandstone, all works at here like a zoomed out thing once taking the other works in Angkor are its standards, all of these features helped Banteay Srei Temple very famous with the tourists, and it is also known with the name”a precious jade” or “the jewel of Khmer art”.

Banteay Srei Temple is a wonderful picture about the carving art on the laterite and the red standstone. In fact, the temple is wonderful absolute of the art on the stone with carving very skillful on each small detail. Firstly, Banteay Srei Temple worshiped Shiva, while the temple in the north worshiped Vishnu. Firstly, Banteay Srei Temple had the name is Tribhuvanamahesvara, this place is knew as a religious image center, surrounding the temple have a lot of the different towers which were called Isvarapura. After that, the name of this temple was called Banteay Srei Temple. However, comparing with the first construction is it was built and opened in 8th century, for the later years the patterns in the temple was carved in 12th century, and Banteay Srei Temple was exact completed full in 14th century.

Banteay Srei Temple is located not far from Angkor Temple Complex, among this temple is a very special architecture and meaning, so that the tourist should not miss to visit this famous temple once your trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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