I’ve always been fascinated by different mythical creatures and deities and living here in Cambodia doesn’t disappoint. These creatures are present in Khmer culture.

apad 111 dvarapala khmer temple guard

This is a temple guardian called, or a dvarapala. And it’s only one of the many other dvarapalas that adorn in most Khmer temples. Another kind of dvarapala is found here.

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  1. wonderful textures…how amazing that something so old can stand up to time and weather.

  2. Very cool!

  3. It is neat to study culture. These look quite different from Thai temple guards, but a slight similarity is present.


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