The statues lined up by the approach to Preah Khan

statues in Preah Khan
Shot at Preah Khan, a temple in Angkor, Cambodia
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Preah Khan temple was dedicated to both Hinduism and Buddhism. Some kings believed in Hinduism and some kings believed in Buddhism in Khmer Empire.

Many statues of deity were placed along the approach. And they were pulling a long snake called Naga. Naga is also a deity. It was rooted in Hindu mythology. Yet it was believed that it guarded Buddha when he was enlightened. The statues depict a scene of a Hindu mythology called 'Samudra manthan'.

Unfortunately the part of the snake was broken during the civil war.

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PHOTO DATA

No

369

Shooting Date

Aug 2001

Posted On

March 25, 2006

Modified On

September 20, 2020

Place

Angkor, Cambodia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS KISS

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