North facing facade of the north sanctuary tower
The image shows the The north sanctuary tower is in the inner enclosure of the Banteay Srei Temple located 16 miles northeast of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
It has multi-level pediments and a lintel above the door. The bottom pediment depicts Kubera carried by yakshas and the lintel shows Bhima killing Jarasandha – who was the king of Magadha – by splitting his body into two. The doorway has a beautifully decorated false door. On both sides of the door, beautifully sculpted devatas are guarding the door.
Located 16 miles northeast of Siem Reap, the Banteay Srei Temple is one of the finest temples in Cambodia. However, it is not very well known, mainly because it is not near the Angkor Wat Temple Complex. Fortunately, it is located on the way to the Phnom Kulen mountain range. Combining both these visits would allow you to experience the beauty of the Banteay Srei carvings and enjoy the spectacular waterfalls in the Phnom Kulen mountains.
– Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat Bas-Reliefs, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei
– Phnom Kulen, Tonlé Sap, Cambodia
– Bali, Prambanan, Borobudur, Indonesia
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