863-Banteay Srei Temple – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Banteay Srei is a very small temple quite a distance from the main temple sites. It takes about an hour and a half to get there in a car. This map does not show the distances in perspective. We wanted to go and see what are called the “Pink Ladies.” Ornately carved and finely-detailed and preserved sculptures. Few tourists venture this far out of the main sites so we had to go. This temple is carved from red sandstone and thus the unique color. It is very small and resembles Legoland. Since this temple is very delicate and well-preserved, you have to stay on the market trails and there are “watchers” everywhere.