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Monday, October 15, 2012

Temples of Cambodia : Trees and Carvings


Ta Prohm
Ta Prohm

Another thing I loved most about the Khmer temples, more than their beauty and grandness, were the tall trees. How they seem to thrive with the old temples, and the magic they seem to add to the whole experience.

Ta Prohm 2
entrance to Ta Prohm

Prasat Kravan
Prasat Kravan

Angkor Wat Tree
swamp somewhere in the Angkor Wat Complex

Another thing I admired about the work that the ancient Khmer people did were the detailed wall carvings especially in Bayon and Angkor Wat.

Prasat Kravan Script
beautiful Khmer script in Prasat Kravan

Angkor Wat Wall Carvings 2
wall carvings in Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat Wall Carvings
detailed carvings in Angkor Wat

Bayon Temple Apsara
dancing Apsaras in Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple Apsara 2 
Apsara in Bayon Temple