Angkor Temple Banteay srei,
The Citadel of Women


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Banteay Srei, Built by the end of the first millennium by a Brahmin by Yajnavaraha and was completely rebuilt in the 30s. Characteristics of Khmer architecture, its doors in rows geometric.

Banteay Srei is composed of several buildings whose facades are finely carved with a multitude of floral motifs and scenes from Hindu mythology, is wonderfully preserved the loveliest of Angkor.

It's a gem carved in red sandstone, which changes color according to the sunshine.

Country: Cambodia

City: Siem Reap,

13° 35′ 56″ North
103° 57′ 46″ East
the temple rose the splendid bas-reliefs and the Citadel of Women

Banteay Srei, the "Citadel of Women". Its admirable bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Ramayana, great Indian epic which has greatly inspired the artists of the Angkorian period: hundreds of people and animals enliven the borders of this temple. At 35 km northeast of Angkor Wat.

We reached the temple rose the splendid bas-reliefs by a laterite track.
In Banteay Srei, the Khmer sculptors reveal all the subtleties of their expertise :

Columns banteay-srei Columns , balusters, leaves, the walls come alive.

statues sont en reliefs The statues are reliefs on the funds of leaves and flowers in flat. The goddesses, pink sandstone, wear jewelry and fine clothes.

On the walls of the central sanctuary, Rama, the hero of the "Ramayana", the great Sanskrit epic poem, leads his adventures. The Banteay Srei, long abandoned, has attracted looters and thieves.

Banteay Srei, the Citadel of Women

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