Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat



 Watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat is truely a magical experience. Even despite the crowds, it is one of those memories which doesn't fade.





Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat

In the jungles around Angkor Wat many other temples were consumed by the jungle, only to be rediscovered last century.

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat

The architecture and skill of these temples is incredible. Then there is the art work, the carvings of the stone somehow surviving the centuries, despite many of them being carved from soft stone.

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat

It took me a while to see the elephants, which I caught in the above photo. Their heads are on the upper wall, their long trunks dangling to the terrace below.

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat

So many hidden faces in these carvings, some so incredibly large it actually took me a while to notice them.

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat

In each temple I found something different, from the living faces of the buddhist monks here, to the others of stone, hundreds of years old, watching all.

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat

I wonder how many more temples are hidden here, with their own hidden faces, waiting to emerge to survey our world.

Hidden Faces in Angkor Wat


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