Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat temple complex (also early 12th century) was built as the state temple for the capital city. It is the best-preserved temple and the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, then Buddhist.  It is supposed to be the world's largest religious building.

One of the things visitors always do is go to watch the dawn there...

 A very popular place at this hour in the morning, even in the off season (when we were there)
And looking the other way, this is what you see...
View from the main temple building
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There's a swarm of bees in this pix - just right of top centre
 To be quite honest, I didn't find this main temple of the Angkor area particularly attractive. One comes to see Angkor Wat, but many of the other temples are more interesting.


Jac said...

Lovely pictures, Glenda.

Just wondering if you seen this yet: http://www.allout.org/en/petition/malaysia

It's a petition to shut down the "sissy boot camps" in Malaysia, where male students deemed "effeminate" have been sent to boot camps to prevent them ending up gay or transexual.

Jo said...

I agree, lovely pix. Amazing how such places stand the test of time, especially in tropical climates.

As for the sissy boot camps, how horrible.

glenda larke said...

No, Jac, I hadn't seen that. Shudder. Thanks for sending it my way and I will sign and spread it around.

Angkor Wat said...

Been to Angkor Wat also.. Im from Philippines and traveled to Cambodia just to see the amazing Angkor Wat!