In Khmer, Banteay Srei means “city of women” and while small, it is one of the jewels of Khmer art due to the outstanding quality of its sculpted décor, carved from red sandstone.  Banteay Srei was built under the reign of two Angkorian Kings in the late 10th century and half of it is dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva and the other half to Hindu God Vishnu.  Its ruins were discovered in 1914 and its first restorations began in 1931. Banteay Srei became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992.