Posts Tagged "ancient temples"

APAD 085: Resting place

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 5 comments

Phnom Oudong (Oudong Hill) and the giant stupas outlined against the blue sky, as seen from the national road.

apad 085 phnom oudong from a distanace

Phnom Oudong (Oudong Hill), faintly outlined against the blue sky, as seen from the national road.

Phnom Oudong is the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the 7th century and is the final resting place of her former Kings. The main shrine there contains three pieces of bones that is said to belong to the Lord Buddha.

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APAD 070: Find Miss Igorota

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

Here you can see carved columns of a world-renowned temple that are about 900 years old, if I am not mistaken.

apad 070 where in the world is miss igorota

So can you spot Miss Igorota in the picture? Can you also guess where in the world is Miss Igorota at the moment?

So, Miss Igorota is a travelling doll from the Philippines inspired by the traveling gnome in the movie “Amelie”. The blog, Postcards from Miss Igorota is a collaborative project, of bloggers from the Philippines, USA, Cambodia, Austria, Ireland, Singapore and the UAE collectively known as the Sisterhood of the Traveling Igorota.

To know more about Miss Igorota, her travels and the bloggers behind the blog, please visit the blog, Postcards from Miss Igorota. Thanks 😀

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APAD 037: Apsara carving at Bayon Temple

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

Apsara carvings at Bayon Temple

This carving in one of the pillars at Bayon Temple is just one of the hundreds of thousands of Apsara carvings at the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park in Siem Reap. The carvings are now worn out but, as you can see, the beautifula details are still there.

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APAD 003: Golden door

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Wonderful and ornate details carved on a temple door in Phnom Oudong. Take note, there is a donation box in front of it.

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APAD 275: The Smiling Faces of Bayon Temple

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia, Cambodia life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you the giant smiling faces of Bayon Temple, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat is amazing but Bayon is a stand-out and my personal favourite. It is a temple like no other and worth going there to see them. Again and again.

These giant faces, looking in four directions, are hoisted in 52 towers representing the provinces of what was once the Great Khmer Empire. As to who the faces represent remain a mystery up to now.

Standing there – in awe – looking at these stone faces that are looming down on you is just memorable. The history, the beauty, as well as the architectural marvel is just unbelievable. The stone faces seem to look at you at any angle. Why, I could just stand there and stare back at the faces all day! Well, I’ll stop if I get hungry, to be honest 🙂

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