Banteay Kdei overview
Banteay Kdei is a Buddhist temple located in Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia. It was built in the late 12th or early 13th century during the reign of King Jayavarman VII, and is believed to have served as a monastery for Buddhist monks.
Banteay Kdei is notable for its unique architectural style, which combines elements of both the Bayon and Ta Prohm temples, and for its extensive carvings and reliefs depicting scenes from Buddhist mythology and daily life. The temple is also surrounded by a moat, which adds to its picturesque beauty and historic significance.
The temple has undergone restoration work in recent years, and is now open to visitors who come to admire its intricate carvings and learn about Cambodia's rich history and cultural heritage. Visitors to Banteay Kdei will also be able to explore the nearby temples and ruins within the Angkor Archaeological Park, making it a popular destination for tourists and history buffs alike.
The eastern pagoda has the same form as Bayon and has the four faces of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva.
After passing through the pagoda, you will pass through an approach with Naga railings and a plaza called Dancer's Terrace. After that, there is a pylon, leading to the center of Banteay Kudi. A part of the photo below is missing because it was composed by connecting multiple photos.
Inside Banteay Kudi, there are also beautiful statues such as Devata.
There is also a stone statue of Garuda at the west gate of Banteay Kudi.