President U Htin Kyaw and wife conclude visit to Cambodia

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President U Htin Kyaw and Daw Su Su Lwin arrived back Nay Pyi Taw yesterday after concluding their visit to Cambodia.
They were welcomed back at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport by Vice President U Myint Swe, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice- Senior General Soe Win and officials.
Before leaving for Myanmar, the delegation led by President U Htin Kyaw and wife visited Banteay Srei, a 10th-century Cambodian temple and producing traditional hand-made products in rural areas.
Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction.
Consecrated on 22 April 967 A.D., Bantãy Srĕi was the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch.
The temple consists of low walls surrounding peaked structures of deep red sandstone. Banteay Srei means “Citadel of Women,” and it is said that the reliefs on this temple are so delicate that they could only have been carved by the hand of a woman. The well-preserved relief carvings on the central buildings depict scenes from ancient Hindu tales.—Myanmar News Agency

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President U Htin Kyaw and wife visit Banteay Srei, a 10th-century Cambodian temple before leaving for Myanmar. Photo: MNA
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