The Bantisema Temple is also a religious building of Angkor culture, and the temple is an important expression of Buddhists in Cambodia. The temple is popular and admired, and there are many good artistic designs and architectural styles to be seen here.
This is a small temple. And getting there on the first morning was perfect before the crowds arrived. We saw that we had already had two small tours before us and were sure that this was already starting to get crowded in this particular small temple. The carvings below are gorgeous, as the stones in the temple are sandstones, and the smooth texture gives the artist further elaborate details.
BANTEAY SAMRE Construction time: the first half of the 12th century. Grid: Angkor temple-style ruler: Suyavarman II was built at the beginning, Yalunvarman II was expanded. Visit time: 45 minutes to arrive One and a half hour special color: ★In the style of Angkor Temple, after construction, there is an exquisite tower. ★Located on the border, quiet and pleasant. ★The inner space is crowded. Other sites in the same period: Angkor: Angkor Temple, Tamanon Temple, Chou Sa Temple. Other places: Beng Meile Temple (30 kilometers to the east); Phanomram Remains (Thailand): Most of Wat Phu Temple (Laos). The best time to visit: early in the morning and in the evening; but because it is located on the border, it also needs to be included in the traffic time: you can visit the Queen's Palace by the way.
Banteay Sema Temple, he is a temple not far from the Banteay Srei. I am very grateful to a local tour guide I met in Banteay Srei. She recommended it to me. Although there is no introduction to this temple in my guide, when I came here, I fell in love with him deeply, because he has not many people and there are many things we can see. Especially the carvings inside, I sometimes think about it carefully, and I feel that some of the layouts between him and the Royal Palace have some similarities. If you have time to visit the Royal Palace, you might as well come here to take a look.
Banteay Samré means the castle of the Sema tribe. It is precisely because of the remote location of the Banteay Sema Temple that it was discovered relatively late, so it escaped the fate of being looted and destroyed, so it was very well preserved. Here you can see the architectural style of Angkor clearly. It is piled up with big stones, then carved, and finally the soil inside is hollowed out. It is a real stone city; there is no bonding between the stones and it is completely dependent on gravity. Squeeze and friction, shock. Banteay Sema Temple is surrounded by two huge concentric walls (ie cloisters). Its unique feature is that it has an inner moat between the two walls, but it has now dried up. The two-story city wall is equipped with four gates in the southeast, northwest and north. You can reach the center of the temple through the deep porch like a picture frame. There is a majestic main hall tower. The main hall tower is not connected to the surrounding corridors, it is independent, and a tortuous waterway is also introduced around it, but the water has dried up and is covered by green grass. In addition, there are two Buddhist scripture pavilions in the second layer of the city wall, especially the southern one is very well preserved. There are various sculptures in the temple, such as the relief of the eight-armed God Vishnu fighting Asura at the West Gate, the image of God Vishnu lying on the serpent in the North Tibetan Scripture Pavilion, and the monkey biting Asura’s buttocks. Relief etc. These carvings are rough but not rough, and they are worth savoring slowly. The cat is the owner here. It lay lazily in the middle of the road, lazily watching the pair of steps passing by and back, and refused to move its body. I really like the animals in Hinduism that are incarnate as the mounts of gods, such as cows, horses, birds, monkeys, lions, elephants, etc. I also admire the Hindu view of life and death, and like their "reincarnation" If in the next life, I turn into a cat, wouldn’t it be great. To live unhappy, what is the meaning of longevity, while we are not old, let us live meaningfully, do some of the most interesting things, go to some of the most interesting places, make some of the most interesting friends, and love one of the most interesting Lovers, because, we really will die for a long time. Best portrait photography spot: Because there are few tourists, you can still fully enjoy the fun of taking pictures here. You can capture light and shadow in the corridors, and you will not be disturbed whether you are taking pictures of quiet temples or taking pictures together. So I call it a catwalk runway. It should be noted that the sand and stone grains of Bantei Sema Temple are relatively thick, and the color is mixed with black compared to the rose red of Banteay Srei, so her red is darker. It is not recommended to wear dark red with complicated patterns. clothes. The white, green, and plain colors given here are all good. Banteay Sema Temple is very close to the popular Banteay Srei.