The Angkor temple complex: Banteay kdey temple

The history of Banteay kdey, General information

Ангкор: Бантей Кдей Banteay Kdey

Banteay kdey (Banteay Kdei) translated from Khmer means "citadel of the cells" and is a Buddhist temple complex. He is part of the huge city of Angkor.

The construction was carried out under king Jayavarman VII (Jayavarman VII) from the middle of the XII to the beginning of XIII century, presumably in place already existed from X century Church. Clearance of the complex was begun in the 20-ies of the XIX century, and despite this, up until the 1960's, there lived a small group of monks. Today, Banteay kdey is not in the best condition, largely due to the use in the construction of poor Sandstone. Everywhere you can see the wooden beams that prop up the various parts of the crumbling buildings.

Orientation in the temple, tips for inspection

Ангкор: Бантей Кдей Banteay Kdey

The Wanta kdey temple is located 4 km South-East of the complex of Angkor Thom (Angkor Thom), and 1.5 km from TA Prohm (Ta Prohm). Cm. Banteay kdey of Angkor on the map

To enter the territory of the temple and the East and the West, but the best option is to start the inspection on the West side and exit on the East to the artificial pool SRA Srang (Srah Srang).

Wanta Kdey worth a visit, because in many ways he is reminiscent of TA Prohm (trees only there), and because of the threat of the destruction of some of the details can not be able to see. And because you need to be doubly careful, walking around with established posts.

For exploring Banteay Kdey, it is recommended to allocate 1-1. 5 hours. You should not rely on a large number of tourists, because here do not carry "batchfile".

During the inspection, note on the Eastern gopura of the first (outer) level, it has retained the face of Avalokiteshvara, and the corners there are sculptures of Garuda. Well-preserved terraces leading to the Shrine, with statues of Nagas and lions. On the pillars in the "hall of dancers" - many images of apsaras. Inside the main Shrine is a statue of Buddha.

At the entrance to the complex you can find vendors selling Souvenirs and paintings.

The construction of the temple architecture

The area of Banteay kdey is about 350,000 sq. m. the temple has a single-layer structure and three levels of the fence representing the wall closed once the perimeter with four gourami on each side and four towers at the corners.

On the Eastern side between the first (outer) and the second line of walls there are two buildings: one to the North (no known purpose) and the second comprising a plurality of columns with images of apsaras called "Hall of dancers". In the Eastern part of the Central sanctuary to the North and South observed the destroyed building two libraries. By means of covered galleries of the wall of the third level connected to the Central temple.

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Photo Of Banteay Kdey

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admin 17 Mar 2013, 11:00
The site provides information and guide to the subject of Angkor:
Angkor: General information, history
Angkor: entrance fees, time, transportation and other helpful information
Angkor: temples and routes inspection
Detailed information on individual churches:
Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom
TA Prohm
Banteay Kdey

It is not yet all work on the guide is ongoing and will be updated.
Here you can ask questions and discuss the issue on Angkor.
Any help in the work on the guide is welcomed. ...
Svetlanas 13 Sep 2014, 13:06
Thank you for your article, everything in detail. But not about all the churches, will be continued? ...
admin 13 Sep 2014, 13:49
A continuation of course. But all the temples of Angkor to describe almost impossible, this requires a separate site. ...
Anna Reutin 22 Nov 2014, 04:24
Add about routes. If you have a limited amount of time (1-2 days), you will have time to watch only so-called "small ring" of Church buildings. If you are willing to stay on a little longer - feel free to plan a "big ring". Although after a couple of days all of these facilities are already stale ( ...
Igor Ognev 01 May 2017, 12:24
Prices are not the same. One-day ticket not 20, and November 2016 is 37 USD ...
Levontiy.CHyanov 28 May 2017, 14:13
"At the entrance to the Bayon and Baphuon is the input control, in other temples he is missing."
tickets to Angkor Tom are sold separately from ankorwat or not ? control in these two temples and at the entrance to the gate not ? Bike and stutered you can go inside both complexes, is that right ? There's also stairs for the bridges, as the scooter in drag, and is it possible ? ...
admin 28 may 2017, 15:10
The separate tickets to Angkor Thom no, his visit is included in the cost of the ticket to the Angkor complex. Control not only in these temples, but what does it matter: buy tickets and view whatever you want, where you ask, submit a ticket.
Where did you get the information that bikes and scooters can ride inside the temples? Between them, and to the historical and religious object to move did not hear that. By the way, scooter rental in Siem reap was banned, if something is not changed. ...
Levontiy.CHyanov 31 Oct 2017, 08:23