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Phumĭ Bântéay Srei

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  • Day120

    Visit Banteay Srei + relaxed afternoon

    February 5, 2018 in Cambodia

    We started early with our tuk tuk driver Mr. Coin towards the lesser known, smaller but very well preserved temple “Banteay Srei” (Girls’ Temple) in the north of Siem Reap.

    The journey was pleasant but even with the tuk tuk tool more than 1:15 - glad we did not venture out with the bikes...

    The temple was quite stunning: it is indeed much smaller, but the site has been reconstructed to display the original landscape. Thus, we walked past rice paddies and small lakes besides visiting the temple. The red sandstone was a different material compared to what we had seen in Angkor Wat and the carvings were much more elaborate. Many scenes depicted ancient Hindu myths and thanks to a great documentation center we understood who the figures were! (Also different to Angkor Wat where we did not see anything like this on-site.)

    We returned around 01:00 pm and Bertram went to relax at the pool while Anna ventured into town for a cashew latte and almond cake while studying a yoga book for the upcoming teacher training starting this Friday in Nusa Lembongan. Yeah :-)

    Tonight, we will go to another NGO-based restaurant near our hotel which supports the local community by training disadvantaged youth as waiters. Again, this is consumption that tastes even better :-)
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  • Day47

    Bayon Temple and Banteay Srei

    April 3, 2018 in Cambodia

    One of my favorite temples is in a complex known as Angkor Tom, and it is called the Bayon Temple. (The entire Angkor Tom complex is actually bigger than Angkor Wat, but it is not built as a single, unified complex, but is instead made up of a series of separate, unreleased structures, all of which are enclosed by a wall.)

    The Bayon temple itself is not particularly large in size, but it has dozens of towers which are each topped by four enormous carved faces of Buddha, arranged as if around the sides of a cube. So, any way that you look at the towers, you gaze upon a beatific face of Buddha. Originally, there were 49 towers, and a total of almost 200 faces. Today only 37 towers remain. But, The total effect is both relaxing and mesmerizing.

    The last temple that we visited is called Banteay Srei, and is known as the “Lady Temple.” The books say that the name comes from the numerous carvings of Asmara — dancing women. But, as all of the guides are quick to point out, the temple is carved from pink sandstone. I am convinced that the color of the sandstone is the reason that the name “Lady Temple” stuck! The carvings on the temple are simply extraordinary — very detailed and intricate. Walking around and gazing at them was great fun . . . And I could probably have done it for quite some time, but it was blistering hot. So, off we go.
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  • Day8

    Benteay Srei & Kbal Spean

    August 28, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We started our tour quite early today at around 5 am heading to Angkor Wat for the sunrise. It was nice but probably not what you are expecting since it was completely cloudy due to the rainy season.

    So we moved on to Benteay Srei. It is a really beautiful temple with a lot of very fine and impressive reliefs. A big difference compared to Angkor Wat and a must see in our eyes.

    Afterwards we moved on to go to Kbal Spean which is basically a small river in the middle of the jungle having a lot of artfully carved stones in the riverbed. The walk up there takes a few minutes and calms you down completely - especially when arriving quite early and being the only ones on the rocky and steep path. Following the river it will also guide you to a waterfall and there where some people taking a shower. So when you go there, make sure to bring some swimming clothes for a cold refreshing shower under the waterfall. Unfortunately we did not.

    The drive back to Siem Reap took us about 1,5 hours in our Tuc Tuc.
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  • Day31

    Banteay SreyTemple

    September 20, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

    Banteay Srei is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

    The temple displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer Art. The walls are densely covered with some of the most beautiful, deep and intricate carvings the red sandstone temple is the jewel of Angkorian art.

    The temple was quite small but is was very busy compared to the others today so very hard to get photos.
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  • Day10

    Tempelanlagen Ankor/Siem Reap

    January 12 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Verschiedenste Tempelanlagen gibt es zu sehen, heute der „Frauentempel“ im Norden. Zuvor besuchen wir noch Bauern die uns die Produktion von Reisnudeln erklären und eine Familie die Reis anbaut macht und eine „Brotzeitspezialität“ aus Reis die gerne von den Bauern mit aufs Feld genommen wird. Noch eine kurze Fahrt übers Land mit dem BMW (Bauer mit Wasserbüffel), dann,
    Mittagessen auf dem Land bei einem Home Stay mit Restaurant, typische Khmer Küche, lecker!
    Am frühen Nachmittag wartet schon der Hotelpool auf uns, relax time.😊
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  • Day211

    Angkor Park - Big Tour - Tag 1

    July 26, 2017 in Cambodia

    Für unseren ersten Tag im “Angkor Park“ haben wir uns einen Tuk-Tuk Fahrer besorgt, der uns an diesem Tag über das Areal begleiten wird. Die gesamte Anlage ist über 400km² groß und manche Tempel sind doch ziemlich ab von Schuss, wie zum Beispiel der Banteay Srey. Der sogenannte Frauentempel ist daher heute eins unserer Ziele und unserer Highlights.

    Man hat ja schon immer gehört, dass die gesamte Anlage groß ist, aber so groß hätte ich nie gedacht. Ganze Dörfer und Mengen an Reisfeldern und Wäldern befinden sich im Park. Und überall befinden sich Tempelanlagen verstreut, von kleinen Hospital-Tempeln, bis hin zum größten, dem Angkor Thom. Hier kann man tatsächlich Wochen verbringen und immer noch etwas Neues finden.
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  • Day8

    Banteay Srei

    January 12, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Ein echtes Highlight steht heute Nachmittag noch auf dem Programm: Banteay Srei, die Zitadelle der Frauen aus rosa Sandstein gebaut. Der Tempel wurde 967 während der Regentschaft von Rajendravarman II. zu Ehren des Gottes Shiva errichtet. Diesen zauberhaften Ort haben wir beim letzten Mal tatsächlich nicht mehr geschafft. Es ist Nachmittag und leert sich hier langsam. Wunderschön!Read more

  • Day2

    Der Pre-Rup-Tempel

    December 16, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Nach einem leckeren Frühstück besichtigen wir die Tempelanlagen in Siem Reap. Los geht es mit dem Pre-Rup-Tempel, der größtenteils aus Sand- und Vulkangestein besteht. Obwohl er leicht verfallen ist, zeigen sich an den roten Steinen viele, noch erhaltene Reliefs. In den Hohlräumen der Felsen wurden vor über 1000 Jahren die verstorbenen Könige verbrannt, weshalb sich sie Steine auch teilweise schwarz verfärbt haben.Read more

  • Day2

    Der Tempel "Banteay Srei"

    December 16, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Der nächste Tempel ist ebenfalls 1000 Jahre alt. Er ist zwar sehr klein, aber dafür wunderschön anzusehen. Unzählige Schnitzereien, zerfallene Statuen und Reliefs aus Stein schmücken den gelbroten Tempel. Götterschnitzereien sieht man überall. Es gibt Inschriften in Althindu, die davon berichten, wie die Tempel erbaut wurden. Im Hintergrund hört man die musizierenden Mönche.Read more

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Phumĭ Bântéay Srei, Phumi Banteay Srei

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