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I guess we all want pictures of monks in a place like Angkor Wat but they proved particularly difficult to photograph without being intrusive. This one was taken in the upper level of the temple. Th WS shows a wide view of the temple but doesn't do justice to the huge size.

Angkor is a huge temple complex in the jungle and the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. Around 1200 AD the complex was approximately 25 x 10 km in size. Angkor Wat is within this huge complex and the largest Hindu temple in the world dedictated to the god, Vishnu (later became Buddhist). It was constructed between 1113 and 1150. It is the best preserved temple in the Angkor complex largely because it was continuously inhabited by Buddhist monks after the Thais invaded in 1431.

Angkor is a world heritage site and a major tourist destination. There is a huge effort to restore the complex and return many of the looted artefacts. Some of the temples have been swallowed up by the jungle with huge trees growing through the stonework.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1541 W: 0 N: 3729] (18497)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-03
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-22 2:27
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