The walls encircling the center structures of Bayon in the Angkor Thom Complex feature elaborate stone wall-carvings called bas-reliefs. These stretch almost 100 meters on all 4 sides, with breaks at central and symetrical points for grand entrances and side doorways like the one depicted.
Although from this angle, one of the 4-faced towers can be seen framed within a side doorway on the east-facing wall, almost any other angle will actually get one of many other 4-faced towers into the door-frame anyway... there are that many!
As this is peak visitor season, you can't escape including visitors in all your pictures, seen here with a local guide telling the stories depicted in the carving sequence.... part of the history behind the 12th century Angkor Empire.
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Joanamag (106) 2009-01-09 12:44
Interesting wall you have here VinSen, I also like the angle you chose, to be able to see the tour within the door. As for the visitors, unless you want a postcard, I don't think they spoil the photo. Actually they help the composition and give life to the photo.
- Copyright: VinSen Chin (chinvinsen) (21)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-03
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Cannon EOS 10D, Tamron AF 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3 XR Di-II
- Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Siem Reap - Angkor
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-09 8:40