Theravada Buddhism spread in the later years of the Khmer Empire and is traditionally considered the religion of ethnic Khmer. Animist practices and what are called Brahmanistic practices are also part of the culture and are deeply intermingled with the everyday practice of Buddhism. They are not considered separate religions but part of the spectrum of choices for dealing with moral, physical, and spiritual needs.
Buddhism is a national tradition, with a bureaucracy and a written tradition. Brahmanist and spirit practices are more localized and are passed on from person to person rather than as a formal institution.
All religious traditions were weakened by the banning of religious observances by the DK and by the religious policies of PRK, which restricted religion and emphasized a Buddhism consistent with socialist modernity.
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Juzo (4231) 2010-11-07 6:39
The softness of the tone reminds me of the humidity of SE Asia, like moisture has got onto the lens. The effect works well, although I would prefer a harder tone in B&W, but this is different, and shows your technique and eye is good.
Ilducabianco (940) 2010-11-07 13:22
the soft colours hit on the nail as well as the choice of B/W.Good also the composition, with the figures to disappear into the darkness.A note, the figures in the foreground are slightly opaque, possibly due to a not so good lighting management.In B/W photos this is very important, in my opinion.For the rest, an interesting photo.
bisok (948) 2011-08-28 15:02
I like the picture. There is such softness in it.
It fits to the subject of the photo as well as B&W.
But there is some buts about it or maybe just one big BUT. I think you should have used a software to remove such disturbing elements like this big 'white' window in the background. I mean just to make it darker, something like in the upper left corner of the photo.
But anyway, as I said, I like the photo.