One rainy day in August of 2011, John and I visited Banteay Srei.
According to research, Banteay Srei in Khmer means City of Women. At first, they thought it meant “auspicious city”. But later finds (inscriptions in the monuments) , said that its original name is Isvarapura which means the City of Shiva.
This temple was built in the late 10th century under the reign of Kings Rajendravarman and Jayavarman.
Although this temple is smaller than others, it was considered as one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor because of its exquisite décor which was carved from red sandstone. 🙂
I just stood in awe as I watched it. After several centuries, it is still standing proud and majestic.
You know, this is why I take a lot of pictures. It reminds me of what I felt then and it reminds me of the memory that will forever be etched in my mind….
Photo was taken at : Banteay Srei, Angkor Archeaological Park, Siem Reap , Cambodia.
Photographer : Yours truly
Lea C. Walker