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18/04/2009

Bayon, Angkor Thom, Cambodia


This photo was taken in Angkor, Cambodia, in the well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple of Bayon. The similarity of the approx 200 gigantic faces on the temple's towers to other statues of the king has led many scholars to the conclusion that the faces are representations of Jayavarman VII himself, who was the Mahayana Buddhist King of the Khmer Empire (1181-1215).

4 comments:

roentarre said...

This artefact is so interesting. I wish I could go to the place one day myself

Erik said...

Amazing craftsmanship! Beautiful capture.

Art Ist said...

Wonderful photography ... you have a good "eye".

Art Ist
http://4oneaday.blogspot.com/

BooNMiNG said...

i was there..

the monuments are amazing!! it was one of the early century wonders of how human are capable of...

nice one! :)