Fr. John Domin
1923 - 2017
Tue 6/13 10:30 am
A charming temple in the forest about 25 kilometers north of Siem Reap, bordered by a wall and a river.
This highly decorated square temple was commissioned by a Brahman and not by a king as are most of the other temples.
This 10th century temple is considered a jewel in the crown of the Ankorian monuments because of the pink hue of the stone used in the construction and the delicate carvings.
This beautiful small temple, dated 967, is dedicated to Shiva and is sometimes referred to as the women's temple.
The rose colored sandstone, the finely designed towers and the intricate carvings make this temple a marvel among the many temples in Angkor and have caused archaeologists to doubt the early date - 10th century - of this Hindu temple.
Banteay Srei is comprised of three central towers and densely decorated libraries.
The temple has entrances on the east and west sides; the towers are decorated with male and female deities and filigree relief sculptures.
There are carvings on each level of the towers as well as along the roof line on the buildings to the right. Decorative carvings fill every space of the temple.
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Banteay Srei, Cambodia
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