Banteay Kdei and Prasat Kravan Temples.
Visiting Prasat Kravan Vishnu Temple in Cambodia.
One of the smallest Temples in the area, Prasat Kravan is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu and was built in the early 10th Century by Harshavarman I.
Surrounded by a small moat, Prasat Kravan Temple sits on a terrace and consists of five brick tiered towers - inside the temple there are some excellent engravings which represent Vishnu and Lakshmi.
Don't miss stopping off to see Banteay Kdei Temple at Angkor Park. Often missed out by tourists and almost certainly most of the tour groups, Banteay Kdei (Citadel of the Cells) is a small pleasant Temple which should be visited if possible. This is not too difficult to do since it's situated very close to the much visited Ta Prohm Monastery.
Banteay Kdei Temple replaced an earlier temple and was constructed during the reign of Jayavarman VII and used as a Buddhist monastery. It's a fairly small complex and actually in a quite poor state of repair however there are some nice sculptures of Buddha in various poses and also some carvings of dancing girls (asparas). The several Gopuras (the towers at the entrance gates to the temple) just
about show signs of how ornate they must have been at one time.
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