The magic of Angkor Wat and magnificent Cambodian temples like Ta Prohm and Bayon is all in the details: richly-carved female devata and apsara bas-relief figures, a visiting Buddhist monk clad in a tangerine-colored robe spotted amid the grey structures, a handsome horse wearing a bejeweled bridle in Angkor Wat’s fore.
I’ve been fortunate to have explored the awe-inspiring Angkorian temples twice — once in 2009, and again last winter. I captured the image of this horse in 2009, just after watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat, as it has for about one thousand years.
Have you visited Cambodia’s Angkorian temples? What were some of your favorite details?
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