Booking : Banteay Srei temple Daily Tour
I’m suggesting starting tour at 7:00am from hotel to visit the only temple carved in hard pink sandstone in the Angkor region. It was discovered in 1914 by French archaeologists who described it as a "precious gem" and a "jewel in Khmer art" Called Banteay Srei temple. It is a very small miniature like temple in comparison to the dimensions of other Angkor temples, but due to its intricate and extraordinarily beautiful decoration it has become the favorite temple of many visitors. Amongst Banteay Srei highlights we must mention the refined carved walls of the central sanctuary and the guardian sculptures in the corners of the central tower. Distance from Siem Reap to Banteay Srei is 37km (1hour by car). Banteay Srei or "Citadel of Women"" was not built by a King as the other Angkor temples. It was built by a Brahmin of royal descent who was the spiritual teacher of King Jayavarman V. It is therefore a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and it was erected in the 967AD. It is believed that its modern name (which means Citadel of Women in Khmer) is related to the perfection of its bas-relief carvings. Break one hour for lunch in Angkor Park in the restaurant with the comfortable place.
Then continue to visit Tonle Sap. Kompong Phluk is local village and the most attraction site for the visitors. While you arrive at Kompong Phluk you will see the interesting places such as Floating village, Floating forest, and beautiful Sun Set at Tonle Sap.