A visit to Banteay Srey with Angkor Wat Photography Tours

A visit to Banteay Srey with Angkor Wat Photography Tours

Angkor Wat Photography Tours goes Banteay Srey:

These images are taken on a photography tour to Banteay Srey: the “Fortress of the Women”. Famous for it´s pink sandstone, it has some of the finest and best-preserved carvings in all Angkor. It´s a bit outside of the central temple area, but it´s well worth the drive. The route goes through scenic villages and a picturesque landscape of rice fields. We have been there very often, so we know the perfect day time to capture this place: the late afternoon.

 

Angkor Wat Photography goes to Banteay Srey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lintel carvings above the doors are the nicest around: they depict scenes of the creation of the world, of big battles and the court life at the king´s palace. Isn´t this delicate work marvelous?

 

Angkor Wat Photography goes to Banteay Srey

 

Please note the demon guards on their pedestals, securing the inner rooms of the temples. In their hands they used to hold spears and lotus flowers; these are lost tough, after more than 1,000 years since it was built.

 

Angkor Wat Photography goes to Banteay Srey

 

At the right daytime and especially after a rain shower the colors of the stone shine like they were freshly painted – it´s a purely natural effect though!

 

Angkor Wat Photography goes to Banteay Srey

 

Visit this magic place with us – we will be happy to show you the sights of Cambodia!