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מקדש בנטאי קדי - Banteay Kdei מקדש בנטאי קדי - Banteay Kdei מקדש בנטאי קדי - Banteay Kdei מקדש בנטאי קדי - Banteay Kdei מקדש בנטאי קדי - Banteay Kdei מקדש בנטאי קדי - Banteay Kdei מקדש בנטאי קדי - Banteay Kdei מקדש פרה קהאן - Preah Khan מקדש פרה קהאן - Preah Khan קבוצת מקדשי רולוס - Roluos Group קבוצת מקדשי רולוס - Roluos Group קבוצת מקדשי רולוס - Roluos Group

In the vast area of the Angkor Archeological Park there are dosens of small and large templs. This page contains the ones I found worthy a visit.

Banteay Kdei

This temple was built in the 12th century AD as a Buddhist temple. The temple was built from low quality materials, therefore is on the verge of collapsing. Although the temple is similar to the close Ta Prome temple it is not as impressive as the other. Yet, the visit is still highly recommended.

Banteay Srei

This small temple is situated about 25 km from Angkor?s main temples area. The temple was built in the 10th century AD from reddish sandstone (contrary to the gray stone that characterizes most of the other temples). The soft stone that was used for building, enabled creation of amazing stone relief, that is nothing alike in other temples. The temple is also known by the name of ?the women?s temple?, which according to the claim only women can create such delicate relief.

To get to the temple you need to rent a motorbike or a vehicle ? the distance is too big to cross it with bicycle. In the past a visit in the temple was considered dangerous because of booby traps, but those booby traps were evacuated. Yet, it is not recommended to go wondering outside the temple?s area.

Ta Prom

Ta Prome temple was left more or less at the same state as it was discovered, with its walls captured by the jungle trees? routs and its collapsed structures. The temple gives the visitor the same sense which the first people that discovered Angkor?s temples at the end of the 19th century had. The only work that was done in the place is intensification of the structures, to prevent another collapse and enable a safe tour in the area. With the increase of the number of tourists that are visiting the temple, the unique vegetation is becoming diminished from year to year.

The temple is relatively big, one of the biggest among Angkor group, but contrary to many other structures the temple is not high and has no high structures in it. The temple was built in 1186 AD as a Buddhist temple.

Preah Khan

Preah Khan temple is a big temple hidden from the eyes of those who drive by it on the main road. For some reason it is not as popular as other temples, but it definitely worth a visit.

The temple which means ?the saint sword? was built in 1191 AD.

Usually you will be drooped at one gate and picked up at another gate. However, in my opinion the most beautiful parts in the temple are actually the two other gates! In one of them (the eastern) there are few trees that slowly removes the temple?s walls and in the second one (the southern) the temple is boarded with a jungle, which gives a sense of a lost temple.

Roluos Group

Roluos Group temples are compounded from few temples: Prah Ko, Lolei and Bakong. These temples are among the ancient temples in Angkor area, and the scientists assume that this is the place where the first capital was built, before it moved to Angkor Thom.

The temples of this group are not as preserved as other temples, thus the visit is only for those who have time. If you are short in time, this is the first place you can skip.

Banteay Samre

Banteay Samre temple is situated about 20 km from the main area of Angkor?s temples, near the road that leads to Banteay Srei. The temple was built at the half of the 12th century AD and it is relatively well preserved. You can see here impressive relief and walk between the structures.

The relatively far distance of the temple from other places enables a visit without the flock of tourists as in other temples. It is recommended to combine the visit together with a visit in Banteay Srei temple.

Ta Som

This Buddhist temple was built at the end of the 12th century AD. The temple itself is not big and its main uniqueness is in the eastern gate (the entrance is from the western gate) where a huge tree took over it.