Banteay Srei: Innermost Enclosure – A View from the Northeast

Structures in the innermost enclosure - A view from the northeast side of the Banteay Srei Temple, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Structures in the innermost enclosure – A view from the northeast side

Structures in the innermost enclosure
The innermost enclosure measures 24 x 24 sq. ft with a brick wall surrounding it. Built inside this enclosure are the main temple structures, including two libraries, three sanctuary towers, and an antechamber called mantapa, which is attached to the middle sanctuary tower.

The view shown in the image was captured from the northeast side of the inner enclosure. The structure on the near end of this image is the north library. On the left is northern part of the east gopura, which serves as the entrance to this enclosure. The structure with the two kneeling dwarapalakas (guardians of the door) in front is the mantapa. The tips of the three sanctuary towers are seen at the far end of the image.

Located 16 miles northeast of Siem Reap, the Banteay Srei Temple is one of the finest temples in Cambodia. It is not in the Angkor Wat Temple Complex but is on the way to the Phnom Kulen mountain range.

Related Pages
Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei
Phnom Kulen, Tonlé Sap, Cambodia
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