Banteay Kdei (Banteay Kdei) was built between the middle of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century during the reign of Royal Bama VII. Its architectural style is Barong style, which is similar to Tabulang temple and Saint Sword temple, but with small scale and complexity. The corridor collapsed around it, like an empty shelf with simple structure. In fact, let me specifically describe, I can not say what is special, maybe it is simple love, as I wrote at the beginning of the article "inexplicable, I like you, deeply in love with you, no reason, no reason. Somehow I like you and love you deeply, from the day I saw you. " We rested for a long time in front of the stones beside Bandekati Monastery, and I gazed at the walls, the empty frames, for a long time. The best point for Portrait Photography - "standing in an empty frame, through the same empty window, this view angle is good.
Bandaikati Temple is very close to the Royal Bath Pool. Bandaikati was founded by Vang Ye Bama VII, a Buddhist temple about 800 years ago. This temple is typical of the Barong style, which is very popular in Angkor. This is a good place for taking photos and portraying reality because it is rather biased and the tour group is not coming at all, so there are few tourists here.
The overall structure of Bandekti Temple is similar to that of Barong Temple. The temple buildings are spread out in four walls. After entering the East Tower Gate surrounded by the laterite wall, you can see the platform, the East Tower Gate, the dancer platform, the front pillar palace, the central palace... Bandekti Temple is the object of the International Investigation Mission of Angkor Monuments for educational research and research. It is said that before the construction of Bandekti Temple, there was a temple called Kitty here.
Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist temple, is located just west of the Royal Bath Pool (Sras Srang), built by the Seventh King of Vang Ye Bama at the end of the 12th century. Legend has it that Bandaikati Temple was created by the then Royal Architect Kavindrarimathana, and the Royal bathing pool attached to the East was also the masterpiece of the Royal Architect. During the reign of Dharabama II, the Bandaikati Temple was expanded. The legend of Bandaikati Monastery is that the King and Queen of Zhenla had a rest after swimming in the Royal bathing pool. Later, King Vanyabama VII transformed it into a Buddhist monastery. Later, in order to facilitate their lives, monks carried out some renovations to the facilities such as the temple corridors. For some reason, the internal construction of the central tower of the monastery has never been completed. Nowadays, the central Temple Pagoda and corridor have collapsed, and many places are almost ruins. It is hard to see the layout here.
Japan helped to restore Bandaikati, giving full play to Japan's respectful, solemn and indifferent style. In order to save the temple, various warm and powerful gestures were used: supporting with sticks, top with shelves, and tied with ropes. It's so quiet and beautiful. But the temple is always disappearing unknowingly, so we must take a look at it as early as possible.
Banteay Kdei Bandekati, before entering, took a long forest road. On the way, there was no visitor but three children selling things. They ate candy and took a picture. The boy in red shirt was the only Cambodian I saw with one eyelid. Occasionally I saw some young people drawing and selling pictures under the trees. It's really dilapidated here. The overall layout is hard to feel. It's quiet. We only see a few tourists scattered around the entrance and exit. Above the entrance is a four-faced portrait similar to the Angkor City Gate.
The characteristic here is that there are some things in the form of scattered and intricate, and some corridors are the biggest ones here. Looking at the point is quite good, if you go back, you can find some small sculptures. Some of the sculptures were quite exquisite. You can see the sculpture of one of the most popular dancers at that time.
On the edge of the Royal Bathroom (SrahRrong), once a monk's residence, the structure is somewhat like the Barong Temple and the interior is like a labyrinth; the reliefs and buildings here are very distinctive, and there is no need to go up and down like the Barong Temple, and there are not many visitors, so they can enjoy it leisurely. Every pillar of the dancing platform has a dancing Apsara, which is beautiful from outside to inside. The relief goddess on the wall is also graceful and lifelike.
The exquisite sculpture and corridor of Bandaikati Temple, the mystery and tranquility of the classic Khmer in Barong Temple, the roots of trees in Tabu cage Temple, the high wall of corridor and the gate of sky in Bafang Temple, and the war elephant platform are all unique treasures of human architectural sculpture art, and the Khmer civilization left behind is secret and great.