Description

The enchanting temple of Banteay Srei is nearly everyone’s favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its remarkable state of preservation, small size and excellence of decoration.

The unanimous opinion amongst French archaeologists who worked at Angkor is that 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. It was by a Brahmin of royal descent who was spiritual teacher to Jayavarman V. Some describe it a s being closer in architecture and decoration to Indian models than any other temple at Angkor. A special feature of the exquisite decoration was the use of a hard pink sandstone (quartz arenite) where enabled the ‘technique of sandalwood carving with even an Indian scent to it’.

Itinerary

In the morning we visit Banteay Srei (Citadel of the women) where is the finest stone carving seen anywhere on the planet and then lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit the Rolous Group including Preah Ko, Bakong, Lo Lei; the Roluos group will bring you back to among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of the age of Khmer classical art.

PRICE:

USD 110 per tour

DURATION:

8 Hours

TOUR TRANSPORTATION:

Car or Mini Van

GROUP SIZE:

1 – 4 persons

TOUR INCLUSION

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Private Car or Mini Van
  • Drinking water during tour
  • Cool hand towel

TOUR EXCLUSION

  • Angkor Admission Fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
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