Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More Photos (III) of Angkor Wat/Siem Reap, Cambodia (October 8-11, 2008)

The Bayon is part of the Angkor Thom complex and was built by Jayavarman VII between 1181 and 1220. More than 200 enormous Buddha faces stare down on visitors from the towers of the temple.
The Bayon reflected in a pool of water
Stone figures line the bridge leading to Angkor Thom
Five gates surround the fortified city of Angkor Thom, each topped by a tower with four faces of Avalokiteshvara (the Buddha of compassion)
A typical Cambodian gas station, on the road to Angkor Wat
Women perform traditional Khmer dancing at a local restaurant in Siem Reap

1 comment:

tedm said...

Hi Frances, I came upon your blog from the PAW article. Lots of great photos! What kind of camera did you use? When will your book be out?