Banteay Srey Temple—Genuine Cambodian Woman

 
This Camdodian temple is undoubtedly a woman. You realize it even before finding out the translation of its name. Banteay Srey means a refuge of women. It was built for them.

Banteay Srey Temple. Cambodia.

Banteay Srey Temple. Cambodia.

It is small and elegant like a genuine woman.
Every line is well balanced, every angle is magnetic.
It is neat and clean like a genuine woman.

Banteay Srey female temple in Cambodia.

Banteay Srey Temple. Cambodia.

Banteay Srey is the female temple in Angkor, Cambodia.

Banteay Srey is the woman temple in Angkor, Cambodia.

Banteay Srey is the woman temple in Angkor, Cambodia.

It has smooth and soft skin like every woman has.
Though everything is made of stone, one can think that it is a soft sponge until touches it.
Banteay Srey is thrifty. It has not lost any of its decoration after many years.
Banteay Srey Temple kept its stone carving better than all the temples in Cambodia.

Banteay Srey Temple. Cambodia.

Banteay Srey Temple. Cambodia.

Banteay Srey, female temple in Angkor, Cambodia.

Banteay Srey, female temple in Angkor, Cambodia.

Banteay Srey, female temple in Angkor. Cambodia.

Banteay Srey Temple. Cambodia.

This place is worth visiting at daybreak. Not Angkor Wat with its huge crowd, but Banteay Srey. Because it will be not an excursion, it will be a date.

When you go for a date, do you take three dozen of friends with you?!

More about Angkor temples of Cambodia:

Cambodian Siem Reap: Temple Klondike
Ta Keo: Talking with Temple
Cambodia: Temple and its Killer

44 Responses to “Banteay Srey Temple—Genuine Cambodian Woman”

  1. Tales and Travels of the Tin Man Says:

    How very beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I could feel the peace and tranquility of the place through your photos.

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  2. wordsfromanneli Says:

    Pretty intricate architecture. Very interesting.

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  3. Grainne Says:

    These are spectacular photos.

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  4. ashkitty Says:

    the symmetry in the temples is so striking ! great shots…you do justice to the temples

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  5. Face Says:

    beautiful pictures 🙂

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  6. Lottie Nevin Says:

    I love your descriptions, and I love the pictures. I hope one day that I can have a date at Banteay Srey.

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  7. helen liu Says:

    So splendid photos! special colors, classical statues and temples….

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  8. Sheila T Illustrated Says:

    An exquisite place to take refuge. Are women still allowed to enter this temple. If so, only women visitors?

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  9. The World Is My Cuttlefish Says:

    There is so much detail. One could spend a long time looking. I am intrigued by the size. How tall are the doors?

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  10. Garden Walk Garden Talk Says:

    Like you, I enjoy the peace of place without the crowds. I live in one of the most visited places in the world, but my favorite time to visit is in winter when the whole park is like my own. It still has beauty and very few experience it.
    The carvings of the temple above just amaze me. The craftsmanship and design is exquisite. I would love to see this country. I had a friend from there that sent me postcards of Cambodia, knowing as an architect how I would love the buildings. Thank you for this tour. I always enjoy your travels.

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  11. Victor Tribunsky Says:

    Thank you, Donna.
    By the way, it is winter on the photographs: 🙂 the most crowded time in Cambodia.

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  12. claudiagiulia Says:

    Truly, truly beautiful!

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  13. Denise Says:

    I am so happy you liked my post so that I could discover your blog. Amazing photography and destinations!

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  14. globalcitizensam Says:

    These shots are incredible! I have yet to visit Cambodia

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  15. vivilinh Says:

    amazing pictures!!

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  16. susangreeneye Says:

    Absolutely amazing photos and post. I MUST go to Cambodia!!

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  17. Ardun Ward Says:

    Amazing place and great photos Victor. Another place to put on my list 😉

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  18. joysabroad Says:

    I think I missed this in Cambodia! i’ll have to go back. Beautiful pictures and words. 🙂

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  19. Shelley Says:

    Hi Victor, I will definitely be visiting here, along with Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Thanks for the lovely preview. I think my favorite was the close up of the carving details.

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  20. Sari Kang Says:

    Hi Victor,
    I am from Cambodia but I grow up in Paris,France. I visited Angkor Wat 3 times already and i took many photos but mine are nothing compared to yours, your photos are amazing, I love them all very much !!

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  21. Sari Kang Says:

    You’re welcome ,Victor.
    Thank you for your sharing. Yes..you need to go back and take some more photos .I know, I will be back to Cambodia again very soon and I will definitely be visiting Banteay Srey because I haven’t yet been here.

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  22. donald peters Says:

    I am in Cambodia for the sixth time. I plan to remain here for the rest of my days. It is a fascinating country.Thank you Victor for your beautiful photos. I am going to visit this lovely temple. So well preserved compared with other Khmer temples.

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  23. suej Says:

    Beautiful images of what appears to be a peaceful, serene place- but it wouldn’t be with all he tourist hordes later in the day, I suspect!

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