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Eastern Angkor

Includes:

1) THOMMANON - small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat.

2) TA KEO - temple-mountain dedicated to Shiva. Known in its time as ¡¥the mountain with golden peaks.¡¦ The first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Many Angkorian temples are partially unfinished, but Ta Keo seems to have stopped construction particularly early in the decoration phase of construction, as there are very few carvings.

3) TA PROHM - originally constructed as a Buddhist monastery and was enormously wealthy in its time. This quiet, sprawling monastic complex is only partially cleared of jungle overgrowth. Massive trees grow from the towers and corridors offering some of the best ¡¥tree-in-temple¡¦ photo opportunities at Angkor.

4) SRAH SRANG - means 'royal bath'. Water has been stored for the benefits of all creatures, except for the 'dyke breakers' - the elephants.

5 ) BANTEAY KDEI - sprawling, largely unrestored, monastic complex in much the same style as Ta Prohm. It was originally constructed over the site of an earlier temple, and functioned as a Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII.

6) PRASAT KRAVAN - Reconstructed, unique brick towers containing large wall sculptures of Vishnu and Lakshmi in the brick, the very fine interior brick bas-reliefs are the only known examples of their type in Khmer art. Originally constructed by a nobleman rather than a king.


THOMMANON
THOMMANON
view from the South
view from the South
Mandapa
Mandapa
steps to the Central Tower
steps to the Central Tower
a devata with elaborate headdress
a devata with elaborate headdress
lintel
lintel
lattice window of scripture house
lattice window of scripture house
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t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57291017.DSC_2659.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293580.DSC_2660.jpg gang of 4
gang of 4
wearing lipsticks ??
wearing lipsticks ??
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293583.DSC_2663.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293584.DSC_2664.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293585.DSC_2665.jpg ankle bands and pleated skirts were in fashion ages ago
ankle bands and pleated skirts were in fashion ages ago
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t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293592.DSC_2674.jpg reconstruction work
reconstruction work
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293594.DSC_2676.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293595.DSC_2677.jpg
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293596.DSC_2678.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293597.DSC_2679.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293599.DSC_2681.jpg TA KEO
TA KEO
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57293601.DSC_2683.jpg the general absence of decorations makes its lines seem clean and simple
the general absence of decorations makes its lines seem clean and simple
it's falling
it's falling
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t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367876.DSC_2687.jpg kneeling Nandin, the mount of Shiva
kneeling Nandin, the mount of Shiva
the steep staircase, which covers the 3 tiers in a single flight
the steep staircase, which covers the 3 tiers in a single flight
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t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367881.DSC_2692.jpg the library in the inner enclosure
the library in the inner enclosure
Central tower at the summit
Central tower at the summit
decoration on the mouldings at the base
decoration on the mouldings at the base
TA PROHM - west gate
TA PROHM - west gate
west gate of 4th enclosure - made with sand stone
west gate of 4th enclosure - made with sand stone
west gopura
west gopura
decoration of gopura base wall surface
decoration of gopura base wall surface
devatas in the inner enclosure
devatas in the inner enclosure
bas relief
bas relief
the º_ tree is the trees and shrubs whose height of tree is very much high, there is no branch excluding the part of the top
the º_ tree is the trees and shrubs whose height of tree is very much high, there is no branch excluding the part of the top
the enormous form of the º_ tree which is seen everywhere
the enormous form of the º_ tree which is seen everywhere
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57370068.DSC_2723.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57370061.DSC_2714.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367888.DSC_2701.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367889.DSC_2702.jpg
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367890.DSC_2703.jpg t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367891.DSC_2704.jpg the smooth bark makes one feel weirdly
the smooth bark makes one feel weirdly
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367893.DSC_2706.jpg
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57367894.DSC_2707.jpg the root entering between the stone of the temple, while enlarging, keeps destroying the ruins
the root entering between the stone of the temple, while enlarging, keeps destroying the ruins
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57370066.DSC_2721.jpg roots over the double-pillared gallery
roots over the double-pillared gallery
like an enormous serpant sitting on the roof
like an enormous serpant sitting on the roof
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SRAH SRANG
SRAH SRANG
the landing stage with guardian lions and naga balustrades
the landing stage with guardian lions and naga balustrades
BANTEAY KDEI
BANTEAY KDEI
cross-shaped terrace with naga balustrades
cross-shaped terrace with naga balustrades
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57560039.DSC_3013.jpg who left his feet here
who left his feet here
seated Buddha
seated Buddha
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dancing apsaras on a column in the Hall of Dancers
dancing apsaras on a column in the Hall of Dancers
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57560046.DSC_3026.jpg causeway leading to the W entrance of the temple
causeway leading to the W entrance of the temple
square columns
square columns
t1%2f89%2f80289%2f4%2f57680128.DSC_3038.jpg E lintel showing Rama and Sita
E lintel showing Rama and Sita
another lintel with detail cravings
another lintel with detail cravings
devata
devata
devata, with a breast hacked off
devata, with a breast hacked off
handsome guard, for a change
handsome guard, for a change
face-tower over the E entrance, opposite Srah Srang
face-tower over the E entrance, opposite Srah Srang
PRASAT KRAVAN
PRASAT KRAVAN
lions guarding at the front steps
lions guarding at the front steps
four-armed Lakshmi, Vishnu's consort, holding her attributes.  Attendants kneel in prayer at the feet of the goddess
four-armed Lakshmi, Vishnu's consort, holding her attributes. Attendants kneel in prayer at the feet of the goddess
Lakshmi and attendants
Lakshmi and attendants
Lakshmi's attendant
Lakshmi's attendant
Vishnu on Garuda
Vishnu on Garuda
an eight-armed Vishnu stands between six rows of attendants
an eight-armed Vishnu stands between six rows of attendants
Vamana avatara, or Vishnu in the guise of a dwarf, stepping across th ocean, represented by three wavy lines below him
Vamana avatara, or Vishnu in the guise of a dwarf, stepping across th ocean, represented by three wavy lines below him
his four arms carry the four attributes: discus, lotus, mace and conch shell
his four arms carry the four attributes: discus, lotus, mace and conch shell