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Banteay Srei Temple. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei may not be on the same scale as Angkor Wat, but the detail and beauty of its sandstone carvings are unmatched. It’s about 90 minutes by tuk tuk from Siem Reap but well worth the journey. To see the temple in its best light arrive early. You’ll also have the added advantage of beating the crowds and the heat.

Ornate carvings in the sandstone lintels above doorways at Banteay Srei a Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ornate carvings in the sandstone lintels above doorways at Banteay Srei a Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Guardians at Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Guardians at Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Abduction of Sita (western lintel, central shrine) Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Abduction of Sita (western lintel, central shrine) Banteay Srei Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva. Siem Reap, Cambodia

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  1. Pingback: An Idiot’s Guide to the Temples of Angkor | backpackerlee

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