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  Banteay Srei
The miniature temple of Banteay Srei is located twenty kilometres north-east of the Bayon as the crow flies, not far from the right bank of the Stung Siem Reap, the river that descends from the Phnom Kulen to flow into the Tonle Sap.
Given the very particular charm of Banteay Srei - its remarkable state of preservation and the excellence of a near perfect ornamental technique - one should not hesitate, of all the monuments of the Angkor group, to give it the highest priority.
Banteay Srei, apart from its diminutive form, has also the particularity that it is both a reflection of the past - but not to the point of regression - and an advance to the future in its innovation.
www.theangkorguide.com /text/part-two/outer-monuments/banteaysrei.htm   (2272 words)

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Banteay Srei, the "Fortress of the Women," is located about an hour by car and a pot-holed road to the north-northeast of Angkor.
At the center of Banteay Srei is a set of three miniature sandstone towers on a platform - and miniature is stressed here - their doorways are about 4 ft. high, or less.
Banteay Srei is definitely archaic in its sculpted female and male guardian figures in niches, and in its lintels and the colonettes on each side of the door.
kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu /seasia/bantsrei.html   (1005 words)

 Banteay Srei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banteay Srei (or Banteay Srey) is one of the most unusual temples of Angkor, Cambodia.
The modern name, Banteay Srei — citadel of the women, or citadel of beauty — is generally taken to refer to the intricacy of the carving and the tiny dimensions of the architecture.
Banteay Srei's style is a mix of the archaic and the innovative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banteay_Srei   (1220 words)

 Banteay Samre
Banteay Samre, overrun with vegetation and cluttered with fallen blocks from its upper parts, had all the usual charm of ruins lost in the forest, but was no more than an object without form or personality.
Following the resurrection of Banteay Srei, this first attempt at the restoration of a monument of any considerable size proved that the new method of work was justified and the confidence placed in its success well founded.
The overall dimensions of Banteay Samre are sufficiently small that, no matter from where, one gets the impression of the whole as being a complete composition of impeccable proportions, and all the more slender since the buildings are all perched high on a platform leaving the courtyard at a lower level.
www.theangkorguide.com /text/part-two/outer-monuments/banteaysamre.htm   (2808 words)

 Banteay Srei: Angkor’s "Citadel of Women" - Dok Champa Oct-Dec 1997
Thirteen kilometers northeast of Angkor Thom is the isolated and lesser known temple of Banteay Srei.
Banteay Srei -- which means "Citadel of Women" in the Khmer language -- was featured extensively in "coffee table" books about Angkor Wat that were published before the 1970s.
Banteay Srei was built in the year 967 AD, during the reign of King Rajendravarman.
www.mekongexpress.com /laos/articles/dc_1297_banteay.htm   (858 words)

 Banteay Samre Travel Guide, ancient Angkor ruin | AsiaExplorers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Banteay Samre is ancient Angkor ruin away from the majority of the monuments.
Nevertheless, judging from the style of its construction, Banteay Samre is believed to have been built around the time of Angkor Wat, that is, towards the middle of the 12th century.
Banteay Samre is not the most popular monument in Angkor, which is a shame because it is an exquisite example of Khmer art.
www.asiaexplorers.com /cambodia/angkor/banteaysamre.htm   (1084 words)

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Banteai Srei is situated about 20 miles northeast of Angkor Thom and six miles west of Phnom Kulen.
Banteai Srei was not a pyramid temple, as the shrines were built almost at ground level.
It was the form and layout of Banteai Srei which, combined with the grandeur of the large pyramid temple, produced the astounding achievement of Angkor Wat.
www.angkorwat.org /html/L3301.html   (397 words)

 Ramsar and Danone promote safe access to water in Cambodia
Banteay Srei, Province of Siem Reap, in Northern Cambodia
Bantaey Srei is in one of the poorest provinces in Cambodia, where the youngest still remember the last fights against the Khmer Rouge who remained in the area until 1996.
On 17 November 2004, a delegation from the Ramsar Convention and the DANONE Group went to the villages of Banteay Srei for the official ceremony celebrating the end of the first phase of the project and the finalization of the first 34 wells.
ramsar.org /evian_cambodia_banteay.htm   (1154 words)

 Cambodia Tales - Banteay Srei
However, as I was soon to find out, what Banteay Srei lacks in bulk, it more than makes up for in a wealth of decoration and sculpture unsurpassed at any other site I've encountered.
The name Banteay Srei means the "Citadel of Women", primarily due to its size and was one of the first temples to be restored by the French earlier this century, using a process known as anastylosis.
Decorative, multi-headed nagas and sculpted collonettes abound throughout and one feature of the temple I'd not noticed elsewhere were stone spikes running across the centre ridge of the roof of most of the galleries and key buildings.
www.btinternet.com /~andy.brouwer/bsrei.htm   (1295 words)

 Razzle Dazzle — Cambodia
"Banteai Srei is an exquisite miniature; a fairy place in the heart of an immense and mysterious forest; the very thing that Grimm delighted to imagine...
Banteay Srei may be the most beautiful of the Angkor temples.
The sandstone at Banteay Srei has withstood the effects of time and weather better than the grey sandstone at all the other Angkor temples.
www.gotouring.com /razzledazzle/cambodia/angkor4.html   (850 words)

Perhaps the most beautiful of all Cambodia's temples, Banteay Srei is a favourite of almost every visitor to the Angkor complex in Siem Reap.
It is not just the doorways of Banteay Srei that are small; all the dimensions of this temple seem to have been made in miniature, compared to the vast scale of many other Angkorian temples.
Banteay Srei is one temple no visitor to Angkor should miss.
www.leisurecambodia.com /Leisure_Cambodia/No.17/PlacesInterest_BanteaySrei.html   (452 words)

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Banteay Srey (The Citadel of Women 967) is located about 35km from Siem Reap town to the Kulen Mountain, it’s a 30 minute drive to reach Banteay Srey from Angkor Wat temple.
Banteay Srei is a 'precious gem' and a 'jewel in Khmer art'.
Banteay Srei, as it is known by locals, was originally called Isvarapura, according to inscriptions.
www.embassyofcambodia.org.nz /cambodiainfocusjune5.htm   (210 words)

 Blurry Travel Travelogue - The Temples of Angkor Part IV - Banteay Srei
Located 30km North West of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei means "Citadel of the Women".
Banteay Srei is rather small is size when compared to the other temples of Angkor but it is the detailed carvings that give Banteay Srei its own unique personality.
View of the northeast corner of Banteay Srei overlooking a lotus pond.
www.blurrytravel.com /sea2003/journal/02182003-4/02182003-4.html   (191 words)

 Adventure Travel Tales and Photos of Cambodia
Lonely Planet claims that Banteay Srei has "some of the finest stone carving seen anywhere on the planet".
Banteay Srei was built in the second half of the 10th century.
One of the unusual features of Banteay Srei is the small doorways found here - perhaps 5 feet of clearance.
cambodia.adventure.freeservers.com /photo15.html   (174 words)

 Adventure Travel Tales and Photos of Cambodia
Banteay Srei is one of the temples near the edge of the Angkor Wat complex, located about 45 minutes away by motorbike from Siem Reap.
Banteay Srei is known for it's beautiful stone carvings - sometimes described as more feminine or delicate than those at other temples.
A unique feature of Banteay Srei is the pink-colored sandstone used in its construction.
cambodia.adventure.freeservers.com /photo14.html   (197 words)

 wired2theworld-Cambodia Banteay Srei 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This morning, after our usual breakfast of egg sandwiches, baguette, and coffee with milk at the Cheese Shack, we drive out to Banteay Srey, which is also known as "the citadel of the women".
Banteay Srei is a beautiful temple with some of the most intricate carvings I have ever seen.
The style of the carvings is Banteay Srei, it's own style, just as many temples are in the Bayon style.
www.wired2theworld.com /cambodia2002banteaysrei.html   (1236 words)

 Banteay Srei: Citadel of the Women
Banteay Srey (or Srei) is A favourite of whoever visits it.
This small Hindu temple, around 45 mins drive from Siem Reap, has the finest of all the carvings of the temples of Angkor.
Banteay Srei is a place of breathtaking beauty.
www.peaceofangkorweb.com /BSrey.htm   (69 words)

 Banteay Srei - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Although out of the way, true temple buffs won't want to miss Banteay Srei, a beautiful 10th-century Hindu temple complex about 23 miles north of Angkor Wat.
Banteay Srei means "Citadel of Women," and it is said that the reliefs on this temple are so delicate that they could only have been carved by the hand of a woman.
Completed in 967, Banteay Srei was the only major temple at Angkor not built for the king; instead it was constructed by one of king Rajendravarman's counsellors, Yajnyavahara.
www.sacred-destinations.com /cambodia/banteay-srei.htm   (1373 words)

 Banteay Srei - Sexually Exploited Minors - Interagency Children's Policy Council - Alameda County
Banteay Srei (Bahn-tee-ay Sir-ay) is a program established in the summer of 2004 to address the increasing number of young Southeast Asian women engaged in or at-risk of sexual exploitation.
The primary goal of Banteay Srei is to establish a safe space that is pro-knowledge, pro-women, pro-Southeast Asian, pro-youth that promotes sex positive education, community building, and leadership development to foster cultural pride and self-empowerment for young Southeast Asian women engaged in or at risk of sexual exploitation.
Banteay Srei is a collaboration of Asian Health Services and the East Bay Asian Youth Center.
www.acgov.org /icpc/sem/banteaysrei.htm   (269 words)

 Banteay Srey Temple - Cambodia
Rayendravarman's 10th century construction work was later taken up by Jayavarman V. Deemed 'unsafe' until the end of the Khmer Rouge activities in 1998, the temple now is only approximately 40 minutes from Siem Reap.
Banteay Srey is a magnificent jewel of a temple.
Finely sculpted, with an incredible richness of details, the pink shades of the sandstone come alive in the early morning and at the end of the day.
www.cambodianonline.net /angkorwat506.htm   (263 words)

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Banteay Srei, built by one of Rajendravarman's counsellors in the late 900's, is unique among the temples of Angkor.
It is built of pink sandstone (not the regular fl-and-white sandstone used for the other temples), and features small, delicate temples full of exquisitely detailed carving.
Banteay Srei, together with Ta Prohm, were my two favorite temples in the trip.
www.travelingtiger.com /travelingtiger/angkor/banteay_srei.htm   (291 words)

 banteay srei cambodia travel,Bantey Srei temple travel,angkor journey Cambodia
Banteay Srey This temple of the magnificently preserved X
By continuing the road one can go to Kobal Spein, the lingams river (but to add 10 km of track in poor condition).
Banteay Srei, a jewel sculptured in pink stone
angkorjourney.asievoyage.org /banteysrei.html   (173 words)

 RIVER OF 1000 LINGAS by Tamarind Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The road cuts through gigantic boulders of the same pink stone which was used to build the magnificent Banteay Srei (see below).
While most of Angkor's temples are of massive proportions, Banteay Srei is intimate on a human scale.
Our guests often remark that the highlight of their holiday was the charming company of our trained guides and their superlative insights into Cambodian culture.
www.tamarindtours.com /banteay.htm   (826 words)

 Angkor.com - Details: Banteay Srei
It is no longer possible to get up close to the pristine friezes at Banteay Srei Temple.
After seeing the carvings, many so perfectly preserved that they could have been carved yesterday, one can go on to the other more weathered temples of the Angkor area and be able to imagine how fabulous everything must have been 1000 years ago.
While tourists cannot walk between the three towers or on the platform they stand on (see the photo below) there is still much to see.
www.angkor.com /banteay/index.shtml   (195 words)

 Banteay Srei   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As the King was to visit this day the road had soldiers hiding in the bush on each side of the road, Anti-Tank guns aimed at each car going past.
Banteay Srei is a much smaller version of Angkor at about 25km from the main group of temples.
The main reason to travel here is to look at the lintels which are intact and more delicate than most of the others.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Cabana/7789/banteayf.htm   (158 words)

 Banteay Srei - Angkor Wat Temples Cambodia
While some of the temples are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands alone in the quality of its construction and decoration.
Its pink sandstone wall are decorated with what some consider to be the best carving of all and in an amazing state of preservation.
Built in 967 and dedicated to Brahma it is located twenty five kilometers North of Angkor Wat.
www.cambodia-travel.com /angkor/banteay_srei.htm   (65 words)

 Banteay Srei, Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This is the eastern gopura of the temple's second enclosure (previous page), as seen from the outside (east) in the morning sunlight.
Banteay Srei was restored in the 1930s, using the technique of anastylosis.
This involved analysis and rebuilding of the temple using as much of the original material as possible.
www.art-and-archaeology.com /seasia/bsrei/bs02.html   (65 words)

 An Angkorian Adventure : Part II - photos of sightseeing in Angkor Wat on Worldisround
Banteay Srei is most well known for its intricatel
Some of the internal stuctures of Banteay Kdei have collapsed and are very...
Banteay Kdei was built as a Buddhist temple in the late 12th to early 13th...
www.worldisround.com /articles/21220/index.html   (1338 words)

 Greg Willis: Banteay Srei
Banteay Srei was the first temple we visited on our all-day excursion.
Everywhere you look in the temple, some scene from Hindu mythology is carved into the sandstone.
And compared to the vast, sprawling temples like Angor Wat or Preah Khan, Banteay Srei seems almost like a miniature.
greg-willis.com /archives/000076.html   (137 words)

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