BANTEAY SREI

constructed during the reign of Rajendravarman (944-968) and Jayavarman V (968-1001)

Banteay Srei ("Fortress of Women") is considered by many to be the most exquisite of all Khmer monuments. Pink sandstone was utilized for its construction, resulting in a unique pink coloration. Although small relative to other Angkorian temples, Banteay Srei's lack of size is more than compensated for in its detailed and delicate beauty. The commission of its construction is actually credited to two wealthy and powerful Brahmans, Yajnavaraha and Vishnukumara, rather than any particular king.

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