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Date: Late 12th - early 13th century
Style: Bayon
King: Jayavarman VII (reign 1181 – 1220 CE)
Cult: Mahayana Buddhist


Images of Banteay Kdei


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).

Banteay Kdei is a massive complex, 3 km east of Angkor Thom and just to the southeast of Ta Prohm Temple.

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.


Map of Banteay Kdei

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