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Old April 16th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #581
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TA PROHM TEMPLE - SET 2

The temples in Angkor are either for Hindu or Buddhist beliefs. Unlike the bigger Angkor Thom which is for Hinduism, Ta Prohm is a Buddhist temple.

Further inside the temple, you can't help but be awed at the massive display of human ingenuity and remarkable architecture of the ancients.







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If you watched the movie Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie, then you might be familiar with these images. Strangler fig trees and creeping lichens devour ruins, once home to hundreds of monks.












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Old April 16th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #584
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Old April 16th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #585
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The hallway roofs don't have any framing system, they look like they would fall any time.





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ANGKOR WAT
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Angkor Wat is walled complex surrounded by a wide moat. In the sacred design of the Hindu cosmos where Angkor Wat's layout was patterned, the outer walls represent the edge of the world, and the moat is the cosmic ocean.











A bridgeway across the moat leads to Angkor Wat's main gate. Half of the bridgeway is subsiding...

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There are three towered gates to the complex. Obviously, the towers are partly damaged.






The main gate..





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The complex perimeter wall actually doesn't look like a wall, but a pillared narrow gallery.










After passing through the gate, is one of the world's most photographed ancient civilization icon.




Not far from the sides of the causeway leading to the temple's main entrance are smaller stand-alone structures that look like mini-temples.

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The largest single religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat literally means "the City which is a Temple". Built during the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this spectacular complex was originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, the Protector of Creation.




Angkor Wat's layout is based on a 'mandala' or sacred design of the Hindu cosmos. A five towered temple shaped like a lotus bud and representing Mount Meru, the mythical abode of the gods and the center of the universe, stands in the middle of the complex.







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ANGKOR WAT - SET 2

Angkor Wat has 600 meters of bas-relief panels in the gallery surrounding the temple. The reliefs sculpted on the southern section of the western gallery represent a concluding episode of the Mahabharata, a renowned Indian epic tale. Interestingly, Mahabharata is virtually unknown in modern Cambodia. Unlike the Ramayana, which continues to permeate all aspects of Khmer culture, the Mahabharata would seem to have faded from cultural practice with the decline of the Angkorian Empire.
















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The gallery roof are made of diagonally stacked stone blocks... they look like they'll fall off anytime.



The relief sculpted on the western section of the southern gallery commemorate a series of historical events from the reign of King Suryavarman II, the founder of Angkor Wat in the 12th century. As the brief inscription engraved next to the image of Suryavarman II identifies this king by his posthumous name, Paramvishnuloka, the reliefs themselves are thought to have been sculpted shortly after his death.











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Equally outstanding in Angkor Wat are the intricate carvings that adorn the walls.









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There are around 2,000 engravings of sensual 'apsaras' or celestial dancing girls with enigmatic smiles. Holding alluring poses, they are shown wearing ornate jewelry and exquisite headgear. No wonder Angelina Jolie is drawn into Cambodia, I can see many 'apsaras' having close resemblance to the famous Hollywood actress.









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The temple's galleries look spooky at times...






Some recovered statues are on display in one of the galleries









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ANGKOR WAT
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Angkor Wat's Central Sanctuary is towering over the complex. It has four entrances which features images of the Buddha, reflecting the Buddhist influence that eventually displaced Hinduism in Cambodia.














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The Central Sanctuary can be a steep climb.










It's amazing that without the aid of any mechanical tool, ancient Cambodians were able to form near-perfect balustrades out of stone.




The intricacies of stone carvings are everywhere



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A huge section of Angkor Wat is a four-section open air patio area, each with an ancient bath, reminiscent of the ancient Roman bath.











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Separating the baths are heavily pillared hallways







The temple has a courtyard as well






Angkor Wat, unusually among Khmer temples, faces west and toward the setting sun, a symbol of death.



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MANILA

I was in Manila for only a day and a half and did not get as much photos of the metropolis as the rest of the cities in my trip.


Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Built in the 70s, Terminal 1 is still Manila's terminal for international flights, excluding Philippine Airlines which uses Terminal 2.












Makati skyline as seen from Terminal 1.

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