Two of the statues had lost thier head !
The History of Angkor Wat :-
Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre — first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist — since its foundation. The temple is the epitome 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.
Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temples. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. As well as for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, the temple is admired for its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas adorning its walls.
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robertosalguero (196) 2007-10-02 20:17
Hello Ally. This image seem overexposed in a couple of places, sky and fore floor. The architecture is beautiful again. I am amazed at these temples and palaces. I also wonder how they became ruined. Thanks friend.
Chaps (2131) 2007-10-02 21:29
Belle architecture que ce temple de Angkor. Malheureusement les dalles du premier plan sont surexposées... Tu aurais dû prendre ta mesure de lumière plus bas je pense.
aadilj (18102) 2007-10-02 22:05
Hi Ally, thats lovely insight into a place of which I have heard of so oftena nd so much. kinda like your pov and perspctive. the colours and etxtuers are remarkably dramatic and well captured
pally3100 (3413) 2007-10-02 23:49
again a interesting picture of "your "anghor wat favorite famous temple.good day Bye bye Henri
gracious (20025) 2007-10-03 1:03
Good pov for showing this beautiful place of ruined!
good clarity, natural colour and details in it
thanks for sharing
japiey (10163) 2007-10-03 2:03
Beautifull image with strong lights..
The architecture has many versions in images here, yet striking to see.
Salutes, dear friend.
travis_b (912) 2007-10-03 5:10
Actually I really fancy the coloures of your photo but I need to say it's also very tilted and that looks pretty unfavorable. Second thing is in my opinion that's not Angkor Wat. I would rather say it's Banteay Kdei, Preah Khan or Ta Som. Sorry to be so critical. Take care. Cheers!
jlbrthnn (79789) 2007-10-03 5:27
Once again, a beautiful didactic image on the temple of Angkor Wat. It is a so vast unit which one can certainly make there different photographs quantities. Excellent image.
Spend a good day.
trekks (14348) 2007-11-05 4:59
Angkor Wat is a great place to visit and I will be there soon one day. Your view has renewed my interest of the trip
.great faded look of the historical pieces
.faded color texture and stones
.strong light, contrast, shadows
.the tree is well placed behind
.good clarity(head of 2 entrance statues gone)
.nice pov, composition
.sky backdrop is great
Overall, you did well here.
Thank you for your kind comments at
goodfella (247) 2009-01-02 11:05
Great shot of this interesting architecture. Too bad the statues are now headless, but your shot is excellent and well composed. It does look a bit crooked to the left, but nonetheless it is an interesting shot. TFS and take care.