Category: Temples of Angkor

Temples of Angkor – Angkor Wat

However many times you’ve seen Angkor Wat in photographs or films, nothing can quite prepare you for what unfolds as you visit the temple. Dominated by five corn-cob towers and consecrated in 1150 to the Hindu god Vishnu, it’s considered a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. Scholars are largely […]

Temples of Angkor – Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei was not built by a king, but by two local dignitaries, Yajnavaraha, a trusted guru to king Rajendravarman II, and his brother. It was consecrated in 967 A.D. The temple was primarily dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. and was originally called Tribhuvanamaheśvara (great lord of the threefold world). The […]