Posts Tagged "new temples"

APAD 006: “Donated by”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, sights, Signs of Times, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 6 comments

This sign stands out amidst the greeneries inside Kirirom National Park. This marble-ish sign in gold text shows the names of those generous individuals who donated for the construction (if not repair) and beautification of a nearby wat (temple).

These people are mostly Cambodians abroad as well as local businessmen who, by donating a generous amount, automatically become patrons of the said wat. If yo look closer at the second pic (below) you will see that the texts are written in the Khmer script; the donors’ names on the left and, on the right, the corresponding donations in Khmer numbers but in terms of USDs.

Closer view.

In other villages, this kinds of signs are also painted on temple gates with one donor assigned per “block” of wall, depending on the amount donated. I shall try to get a photo of this one the next time I go to the countryside.

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APAD 005: The three-headed elephant

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 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 | 0 comments

The three-headed elephant structure carved on a wall of the temple that sits on top of Phnom Oudong.

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APAD 180: Submerged in floodwater

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, That's My World, transportation, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

I haven’t been out the past week so I have very little pictures to show about what’s happening inside the country. My younger  brother who blogs intermittently at LitratoImages went on a company outreach to Lvea Aem  district in Kandal province, one of the badly affected areas in the country. Lvea Aem is about 30-45mins away from Phnom Penh and my brother took photos showing the current situation there. Here’s one that I borrowed from him:

Oh, this picture shows the beautiful and the ugly at the same time. Clearly the photographer captured a beautiful image but at the same time it shows the ugly implications. The wat (temple) is half-submerged in water but the school-building behind it (on the left) and the covered shed (in front of the wat) are almost underwater.  These parked motorised boats are for rent, however, and has been used as the only means to go around the villages.

Reports say that rain continues to pound the countryside, while there is hardly any rain this week in my side of the city. If the rain continues to fall at the rate it is currently going, Phnom Penh will be underwater soon as floodwater descend on the capital as, reports say, sections of the banks of the Mekong river, Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac are in grave danger of collapsing.

Please remember the countless Cambodians displaced by floods in your prayers.

This is my entry to this week’s Our World Tuesday.Click on the logo for more pictures of our world.

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