Banteay Kdei Temple is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is situated east of Angkor Thom and southeast of Ta Prohm. Its name means “The citadel of chambers”. It was built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries in the reign of King Jayavarman VII. It has Bayon style architecture, similar to Ta Prohm and Preah Khan, but smaller and less complex.
This Buddhist monastic complex is currently ruined due to faulty construction and poor quality of sandstone used, and is now under renovation. It was used by Buddhist monks at various intervals till 1960s.
It was originally used as Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII. It was not the main architectural plan in his reign compared to Bayon, Ta Prohm and Preah Khan. A restoration project is in progress on many of the towers and corridors, and some regions are blocked off.