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|Date:||Late 12th - early 13th century|
|King:||Jayavarman VII (reign 1181 – 1220 CE)|
Banteay Kdei (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបន្ទាយក្តី, ‘the citadel of cells’) was built in the late 12th century under Jayavarman VII, and expanded in the early 13th century under his successor, Indravarman II (reign 1218-1243/1270).
Hundreds of buried Buddha statues have been excavated from the site.
Banteay Kdei is quite similar to Ta Prohm Temple in design but on a much smaller scale. The temple area is enclosed by a large laterite wall, 700 m by 500 m, and has three main enclosures. Like Ta Prohm Temple it contains a Hall of Dancers.
Please also see My Work at Banteay Kdei Temple, and the in-depth articles about Banteay Kdei Temple in My Journal.