Saw this at the pond inside Prasat Vihear Sour two weeks ago.

apad 093 dvarapala temple guardians

If I am not mistaken these are temple guardians called “dvarapalas” or the mythical monsters called “kala”.

Either a “dvarapala” or a “kala”, they are the guardians of the temple and are decorative elements in Khmer architectures and structures.




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