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Avalokite¶vara "Lord who looks down" is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. This bodhisattva is variably depicted and portrayed in different cultures as either female or male.

Picture taken in Bayon Temple, which is known for its huge stone faces of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with one facing outward and keeping watch at each compass point. The curious smiling image, thought by many to be a portrait of Jayavarman himself, has been dubbed by some the "Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia." There are 51 smaller towers surrounding Bayon, each with four faces of its own.

source: wikipedia.org

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  • Copyright: Leszek Stefaniuk (jabumbum) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 428] (1310)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-11-19
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-12-11 2:51
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