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    Banteay Srei- The Citadel Of Woman

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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    Banteay Srei- The Citadel Of Woman
    Banteay Srei is a Hindu temple that was constructed in the early 10th century. It is a worth visiting place. Location: The temple is located at a distance of around 37 km from the very famous Angkor wat in the city of Angkor Thom. Structure: The temple is surrounded by the low walls. The walls of temples are made out of the deep red colored sandstone. The meaning of Banteay Srei is “Citdel of Women” or the “citadel of beauty”. The designs that are carved on the temple are very delicate. It is believed that such a delicate design is possible only to the woman’s hand. The walls of the main building are well-conserved. The paintings on the walls of the temple showcase the scenes of the old Hindu legends. History: The construction of Banteay Srei was completed by 967 AD. It was  [...]

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    Sanctified Ta Prohm Temple At Angkor

    Monday, December 7, 2009

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    Sanctified Ta Prohm Temple At Angkor
    Built in Bayon style in the late 12th and early 13th century Ta Phorm is one of the sacred temples at Angkor, Cambodia. It was also known as Rajavihara and has the modern name as Ta Prohm. It is one of the favorite destinations among the tourists and is the mixture of nature and man made art. It is located one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and on the south side of east Baray near Tonle Bat, and was founded by Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. It is different from most Angkorian temples; it is still in the same condition as it was found before. You can see a combination of growing trees and ruins with jungle surroundings which made it look more different from rest of the temples in Angkor. Foundation and History of Ta Prohm Rajavihara (Royal Temple)  [...]

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