Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ankgor Thom




Angkor Thom was spectacular with all the different carved faces rising above the temple complex. You can see bullet holes where the Khymer Rouge shot at the faces. As I was wandering around I struck up a conversation with a Cambodian family who were visiting from Phnom Phenh, and when I looked from them to the the carved faces I realized that I was looking at the same thing. Cambodian facial features are different from that of the Vietnamese or Chinese, with wider, flatter noses, and thicker lips.

These two shots are of the statuary lining the road to the entry to Angkor Thom, which you can see in the background.

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