Explore Kbal Spean, a splendidly carved riverbed that situated along a 150m stretch of the river. Next, we visit Banteay Srei, “a precious gems.” We head to a temple sitting apart from others, called Banteay Samre.
The present time, Khmer people still have a firm belief in sculptures and large trees.
Sequentially, while walking along a path toward a carved riverbed, we can see bunches of
incenses, lotus flowers, and bananas devoted to large trees, a sculpture of Shiva and Uma.
They believe that big trees typically owned by apparitions.
Reaching the peak of the mountain, we see a thousand lingams that carved by hermits who
lived in the area between the 11th and 12th centuries. These carving of vestiges began in
the reign of King Suryavarman I and finished by the reign of King Udayadityavarman II. It
also said that King Udayadityavarman II consecrated a golden ling. And they believed that
water flows from Kbal Spean river into Angkor city is blessed by the sacred lingams
You will be astounded by the intricacies of Khmer art and its construction. Like most
people say, it a precious gem of a temple. Banteay Srei located in the area of Angkor
region dedicated to Hindu and Shiva. It is the only significant temple not built by a King;
the construction credited to the courtiers named Vishnu Kuma and Yajna Varaha. Yajna
Varaha was scholar and philanthropist who helped those who suffered from illness,
injustice, or poverty. Take this time to observe this majestic temple; it is a well worth a
Our last stop will be at Banteay Samre, one of the Hindu temples in the Angkor Wat style
built during the reign of Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century. It is a
perfect time for photography, enjoy a peaceful surrounding and if we get enough time, we
will continue to see the nearby rice paddy.
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