temple visit was to Banteay Srei, or the pink temple. It was
an hour’s tuk-tuk ride through the Cambodian countryside, where we
passed the traditional Cambodian homes built on stilts. Banteay Srei,
built in 967 A.D., predates Angkor Wat by 200 years. It is the
made from red sandstone. The name has two translations;
“Citadel of the Women” and “Citadel of Beauty.” And beautiful it was!
The sandstone temples of Banteay Srei
Monkey demons guard the entrance of one of the buildings.
Srei was smaller than most of the other temples that we visited.
Carved stone "steles" record the history of the temple for future
Khmer script records the story of the construction of Banteay Srei.
windows and doorways of all the buildings of Banteay Srei are covered
and Glenn in a window.
Isaac, Solin, and Glenn in front of a doorway.
Another elaborate lintel carving.
Clockwise from top: Isaac, Solin, Glenn, and Michele, not-at-all too
proud to indulge in a selfie.
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