This is a small, make-shift shrine tucked inside one of the halls of the great Angkor Wat.
There are a lot of yellow and yellow-gold stuffs going on here – yellow incense sticks, candles, umbrella, and the spiral tree – all represent good luck, good karma, happiness and abundance. Local people who visit Angkor Wat never fail to light candles and incense sticks here and pray and give tribute to their great ancestors who built the majestic temples. Visitors also offer lotus flowers and fruits to the Lord Buddha and to their ancestors that they watch over them the whole year.

The smell of the incense and the smoke it gave off provided an ethereal feel, at least to me, when I visited Angkor Wat. It’s as if I stepped into another world… a mysterious, celestial place.

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  1. This photo has many colors! Looks like you linked well with Mellow Yellow Monday! I have never been to a shrine before, but this picture gives me a close-up of what it looks like. Living So Abundantly: New meme this coming Thursday, July 7, 2011, Give Back Thursday–come join the fun!

  2. i love to visit other asian country. thanks for sharing this pics – Happy a Blessed Monday from Life Moto

  3. I have always wanted to visit Cambodia and Anghor Wat. I've traveled close – VietNam many years ago on a cruise – I think we were the second cruise to visit that country. I have dear friends in San Francisco who are from Laos and they have invited me to travel with them when they return home for a visit. I hope I can afford to do so! Since I've retired from nursing after 45 years, my income has certainly suffered a hit!My Mellow Yellow Post is in celebration of the 4th of July and is a poem of mine!

  4. Angkor Wat is in the top 5 of my bucket list. i hope to see this in person soon.MYM

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