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This is a continuation of the series I had started with my previous post where I had just met the two monks, teacher-student duo. As they walked up the steps of Angkor onto the first level, admiring the bass reliefs that cover the exterior wall, we once again bumped into one another. A smile and a greeting followed as we introduced ourselves. Ponleou (the young student monk) was shy with a beautiful innocent smile. Monk Pen Soth (the teacher) was a learned man, comfortable in English. I was the first Indian he had met and was curious to know about the land which once gave rise to Buddhism. He offered to show us (me, my wife and our 8 year old son) around Angkor and we couldn't have found a better guide. Here he makes a point about the bass reliefs depicting the historical march of the army of Suryavarman II, builder of Angkor Wat, against the Cham. One can pick out the shadows of the typical columns that adorn Angkor.
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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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