Saturday, April 22, 2006

Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat may be the most well-known temple in the Angkor area, but the most interesting one has to be the Bayon at Angkor Thom, which is an even bigger temple topped by these huge four-headed statues. The Bayon was built during the reign of Jayavaraman VII, Kher's greatest builder, and is a Buddhist complex with the giant faces of Avalaokiteswara adorning the temple towers to scare away would-be intruders. If you ever visit Siem Reap, Angkor Thom should be at the top of your list. Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 Posted by Picasa

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