Day 2: Temple 4: Bantey Srei

Posted: September 13, 2014 by randommuzings in Cambodia, South East Asia
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This is 1 of the major temples, farthest away from Ankor Wat (about 37 kms) and the current Khmer name literally means “City of Women”. The original Sanskrit name was “Iswarapura” or “city of Shiva as it was a Shiva temple.

It is unique because it was not built by a king but by the counselor of the king Rajnendravarman. The temple is intricately decorated and has been restored to include a vast area around the temple. There is a moat and a water body surrounded it with blooming lotuses where you can do boating.

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