Banteay Samre: A small temple with Angkor Wat style

Published on 11 November 2017 02:16 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

Banteay Samre temple is located in the east of East Baray about 200 meters and is about two kilometers from Prakdak village. Banteay Samre is in Angkor Wat style, built in the same period as Angkor Wat, in the mid 12th century in the reign of Suryavarman II (1113-1150) to dedicate to the Hinduism.

The architectural profile of this temple is almost quad-shaped, surrounded by the double-walled ramparts with a central tower. The architectural form and sculptures are different from Angkor Wat, except the central tower and the dragon sculptures along the cause ways, which are very similar to Angkor Wat.

Since 1930, French expert team has cleared up the roads and the area around the temple. Between 1936 and 1944, Banteay Samre Temple was fortified and partially consolidated. At that time, the conservation team used steel material as a core and concrete as a support base.

From 2015 up to now, APSARA Authority's stone conservation team has been repairing some parts of this temple in the center tower. This renovation work is carried out by Cambodian experts, who have been trained and experienced by international organizations such as GACP of Germany.

រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលកម្ពុជា បានសម្រេចបង្កើតក្រុមការងារអន្តរក្រសួងមួយ ដើម្បីរៀបចំពិធីបួងសួងចម្រើនសេចក្តីសុខជូនព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា នៅដើមខែធ្នូ គឺចាប់ពីថ្ងៃទី២ ដល់ទី៣ ឆ្នាំ២០១៧ នៅបរិវេណខាងមុខប្រាសាទអង្គរវត្ត។ ពិធីនេះ នឹងមានការចូលរួមពីថ្នាក់ដឹកនាំគ្រប់ជាន់ថ្នាក់របស់រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាល ព្រះសង្ឃ និង ប្រជាពលរដ្ឋជាច្រើនពាន់អង្គ/នាក់។
Responding to the request of Indonesia, which seeing the success of the management of Angkor site, the experts of APSARA Authority shared the experiences on the conservation work in Angkor to 12 officials, who are the experts in tourism management at Borobudur Temple.
On November 16th, 2017, the Director of the Cultural Heritage Department of Shandong Province of China led a delegation to meet H.E Mr. Hang Peou, Deputy Director General represent of H.E Dr. Sum Mab, Director General of APSARA Authority and signed cooperation on cultural tourism between heritage sites in Jining and Angkor region in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Preah Pithu Conservation and Restoration Project, the Korean Cultural Heritage Project (KCHF and KOICA) in collaboration with APSARA Authority, are conducting a training course on stone treatment for conservation staff for five days from November 13th to 17th, 2017 at Preah Pithu site.
Cheynon is an ancient shrine, which is located behind Angkor Wat Temple in the east of the third gallery. Few people knew about this shrine's history while some do not even know it is the shrine. Others have not seen it yet. What is the shrine's history? Why did people in that era build a shrine in the temple complex?

Speech of H. E. Ms. Phoeurng Sackona, President of APSARA National Authority

Welcome Remark by H.E Dr. SUM Map, Director General of APSARA National Authority

Weather Forecast

Angkor Code of Conduct

Angkor Code of Conduct's Video

Website Visitors

Now Online
This Week
This Month