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Siem Reap Banteay Srei
Location: 37 km north of Siem Reap / north of the main park
Price: Included in Temple Pass
Opening hours: daily, 05:00 - 18:00
Best time to visit: anytime, the light is best in the early to mid morning and in the middle to late afternoon.
Total visiting time: minimum 1 hour
Banteay Srei Temple is located north of the Angkor Anrchaeological main park about 37 km north of Siem Reap, Cambodia which is an approx. 40 minutes drive. Remok, car or motorbike drivers charge a few dollars supplement because of the longer distance. Coming from the main park entrance take a right at the T-junction in front of the Angkor Wat moat and follow the Grand Circuit. Take another right at Sras Srang, after passing Pre Rup take another right at the East Mebon which means you will leave the Grand Circuit. After 1.8 km towards the village of Phum Pradak turn left and follow the street for approx 20 minutes until you reach the parking of Banteay Srei Temple.
(Banteay Srei with its carvings is considered as the pinnacle of Angkor art)
(The carvings in the hard pink sandstone has withstood harsh weather conditiones for centuries)
Date: 967 AD, Reign: Rajendravarman II, Jayavarman V, Religion: Hindu (Shiva)
Banteay Srei is located 25km to the north east of Angkor Thom. Banteay Srei is a jewel to which the nature of the material used - finely textured rose coloured sandstone - is perfectly suited. Monumental size and architectural theme give way to a miniature scale and a dense ad exquisite detail in near perfect preservation. Dismantled and reconstructured between 1931 and 1936. Good in the morning.
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