Our second day of exploring the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia led us to the distant but popular temple of Banteay Srei. It is a small temple, its buildings looking miniature compared to the other grand structures in Angkor, but what makes it so popular is its intricate wall carvings.
Banteay Srei is a 10th century Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva, and its red sandstone construction is what allowed these amazing carvings to happen. This temple is probably the best example of ancient Angkorian art and is a must see in my opinion.
Check out these photos and I think you will see what I mean.
If you’re thinking of skipping Banteay Srei when you’re visiting the Temples of Angkor, don’t. It is well worth spending the time and extra money to go and see it.