The Halls of the Dancers
Apsaras on a lintel
The Hall of Dancers has many walls and courtyards decorated with Celestial Apsara dancers. Hundreds of Buddha images in niches were defaced when the Khmer Empire returned to Hinduism under the rein of Jayavarman VIII.
Thousands of human female dancers entertained the rich Khmers in festivals. All the Apsaras at Angkor were modeled on real girls; no two Apsaras are the same!