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Banteay Srei is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The site lies 25 km (15 mi) north-east of the main group of temples at Angkor. Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings that are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists. This photo shows the entrance way (on the left) and part of the moat and the wall that surrounds the temple complex.