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Kutisvara is a small, rather difficult to find brick temple in Angkor. It is a place that serious Angkor enthusiasts would give time to visit. Kutisvara consists of three very dilapidated towers, arranged from north to south. They are half buried, making them quite difficult to find.

I was determined to visit Kutisvara, so I told my tuk tuk driver Mr Han to slow down his vehicle as I scanned the space on the opposite side of the road from Banteay Kdei. By chance I found this ruin which I believe is Kutisvara, as there are no other ruins along this stretch that "fits the bill".

Construction Details

Built in the early 9th century to mid 10th century, during the reigns of Jayavarman II and Rajendravarman

How to reach Kutisvara

Kutisvara is an Angkor temple that you need to search for, if you wish to explore it. It is located about 200 meters north of Banteay Kdei's northern outer enclosure wall. Let's start from Banteay Kdei (go to the Banteay Kdei page for directions to get there).

At the t-junction of Banteay Kdei and Srah Srang, turn left and take the road in the direction of Ta Prohm. 200 meters before Banteay Kdei's north gopura, stop your vehicle. Well, to do that you might need to reach the north gopura, and the U-turn back for 200 meters. Then look for a path to take you into the fields on your left (northside). Go for 200 meters.

Let me tell you in advance that Kutisvara is very difficult to find. Hopefully your tuk tuk driver can help you. My own tuk tuk driver had stopped and waited for me while I went to look for this temple ruins.

Kutisvara, a small Angkor monument near Banteay Kdei.

A stone, probably a lintel from Kutisvara, on the ground.

At least two structures can be seen at Kutisvara.

Tim at Kutisvara.

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