Shot in one of the inner court long corridor which contains some relics of statues from the past. Most of the statues are headless as most of it is placed in the Siem Reap Museum.
Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.
Integrated with the architecture of the building, and one of the causes for its fame is Angkor Wat's extensive decoration, which predominantly takes the form of bas-relief friezes. The inner walls of the outer gallery bear a series of large-scale scenes mainly depicting episodes from the Hindu epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Higham has called these, "the greatest known linear arrangement of stone carving". From the north-west corner anti-clockwise, the western gallery shows the Battle of Lanka (from the Ramayana, in which Rama defeats Ravana) and the Battle of Kurukshetra (from the Mahabharata, showing the mutual annihilation of the Kaurava and Pandava clans). On the southern gallery follow the only historical scene, a procession of Suryavarman II, then the 32 hells and 37 heavens of Hindu mythology.
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kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-07-05 5:04
Lovely perspective look at one of these great corridors in Angkor. I like the sharpness and compositin and detail, all great. My only hesitation is he burned out over exposed portal at the far end of the aperture, is this intentional?
Lovely B & W rendering in any case
- Copyright: Eugene Fu (eugenefu) (526)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-04-14
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon IXUS 60D
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ancient world of Angkor [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-04 20:10