Pre Rup in morning light
Banteay Srey is some 30km from Siem Reap, so I had booked a car the
previous day to take me there. Richard decided not to come. On the way
I stopped to take some photos of Pre Rup in morning light.
Banteay Srey is a 10th century shrine devoted to Shiva, made out of red
sandstone. It wasn't built by a king and is on a much smaller scale
than the other temples: the shrine itself is barely 50 metres a side.
Because of this, and its popularity, it's rather crowded.
I wandered around the site, following birdwatching signs, but found a
waterlogged field with no birds other than some geese. There's also
a small museum/exhibition; Banteay Srey is being managed by a joint
From Banteay Srey I followed the advice of my car driver and we headed
for Kbal Spean, further to the north.
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