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This shot was taken at Ta Prohm and the Guardian Lion to the right became the subject of interest. Stone lions similar to this one are also found in other temples in Cambodia.
While stone lions can be found in many other cultures, it is extensively used by the Chinese (called shishi ) to ward off bad luck and protect the inhabitants from all harm. This explains its presence usually in temples, business premises and even residential homes.

I came across a shot by Maxifred showing a “Poor Stone Lion” in Belgium which you might find interesting.

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Additional Photos by Aloysius Ho (aloyho) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 71 N: 1692] (6798)
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