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    Cambodia

    ive got a few piccy's i would like to show you people on my trip to cambodia last year.

    hope you enjoy them,

    cheers.

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    angkor wat main entrance

    These series of photos will be on Angkor wat and it is a stunning sight that everyone should visit if they ever have the opportunity.
    Ive only been once and feel i need to return to photograph this place again as i only made a few photos on the 2006 trip.

    The fees for entrance are $ 20 US for 1 day, $ 40 for 3 days and $ 60 for 7 days.

    This place is massive so one must give ones self time to get around and its recommended to do it over 3 days as 1 day is plain silly.

    We hired a driver for the day and that made things piss easy instead of trying to save a few bucks by going solo as prices are very reasonable.

    once inside we hired another driver to take us around in his tuk tuk thingy.

    You are shagged at the end of the day from climbing and walking so plan your avenue of attack.

    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    the carvings

    The detail of the carvings here are stunning and the mind boggles how they managed to achieve such beautiful art in stone. I have also seen this sort of detail in india but not on such a massive scale.


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    600 year old temples

    this photo gives the viewer an idea of the original carvings of Angkor as they are unrestored and one wonders how they actually done that. Angkor was not rediscovered till 1860 and completely covered by jungle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    this photo gives the viewer an idea of the original carvings of Angkor as they are unrestored and one wonders how they actually done that. Angkor was not rediscovered till 1860 and completely covered by jungle.
    This is Bayon, probably the only major structure in the area originally built as a Buddhist temple. The original Buddha image was destroyed when Cambodia went back to Hinduism. I think it was later recovered and is on display, but not within the Bayon.

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    carvings

    carvings like this are spread over a massive area and its not like you can walk to each one. The little circuit covers 17 klm , the large circuit covers 26 klm and Angkor Wat is located 10klm from Siem Reap.


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    unrestored monuments abound.


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    Ta Prohm

    I have seen some amazing things in Asia especially in India concerning temples and monuments but this place is something that must be seen to be believed.

    To see these tree roots decending down these walls is an awesome experience and a photo just don't cut it. Go and have a look at this place.


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    Lovely stuff Tez ... keep em coming old mate

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    Ta Prohm

    " Ta Prohm " has been left exactly how it was found back in 1860.
    All they have done is cut the jungle away so the public can view it and its mind blowing stuff. Every member of " Teak Door " must see this before they die.


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    Ta Prohm


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    Ta Prohm

    Exactly how they found it in 1860 and considering its 600 years old its in fairly good condition. The workmanship is fantastic and id love to have those fellas build me a BBQ.


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    Have a good look at the left hand side of the last photo and you will notice a rounded structured roof running the length of the walls.
    This is a stone roof that covered an internal walk way that runs around the perimeter of the building. All hand carved and assembled to fit perfectly.

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    Ta Prohm internal view of walk way


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    Ta Prohm

    check out the incredible detail of the carvings on those walls.


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    Ta Prohm


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    there all mates

    I like this photo as it shows how the Cambodian kiddys have fun in a muddy pool without the aid of western style battery operated toys.


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    The happy couple. Lovely dress ain't it.


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    buddhist nuns giving there daily offerings to the god vishnu.

    This next series of photos are at a the actual Angkor Wat itself and is the largest monument in the group. A mini city if one likes which was always in use and never allowed to grow over. When you hear about Angkor Wat this is what they refer to. Its complexity is a sight to behold and the structure is surrounded by a moat 190 meters wide by 1.5 klm long and 1.3 klm wide.
    Inside this structure is the actual Angkor Wat.

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    Bas-reliefs

    The carvings on the walls are known as Bas-reliefs and the attention to detail is simply stunning. Every one tells a different story and they cover the inner walls of angkor wat.

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    Bas-reliefs

    This photo gives a good idea of the size and length of the walls that carry the bas-reliefs. Incredibly in a lot of sections the roof area carry bas-relief's.

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    Many statue's of the Buddha are located in Angkor Wat.


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    Brings back memories mate, I was there in 95 with the X!!!!. We had some great photos of the temples, monks etc amongst the ruiens, meditating ,incense and lotus flowers and absolutley no tourists. The bitch took them all when I left. Yeh I left for greener pastures. Must make the effort and take the new wife. It certainly is a magic place and she'd love it.
    JEsuz these G&T's are a good way to spend a Sunday, but good effort.

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    The buddhas

    Many Buddha statues have been damaged or stolen and are now in private collectors gallery's through out the world. Cambodia is trying to recover these statues.

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    Nice there.

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