Thursday, 23 February 2012

Ornate Cambodian Wonders : Preah Khan, Angkor








 Mystic  and magical...







profound tranquillity and calmness...


























astonishing Khmer art and architecture...







 When I am completely lost in its mesmerising, ancient beauty...amidst the wondrous ruins in 
 Preah Khan, the huge, highly explorable monastic complex in Angkor region, Cambodia.


This super imposing monument of  Preah Khan or Prah Khan, built by Khmer King Jayavarman VII and was dedicated to his father. In harmony with the architecturally similar 
Ta Prohm, (which was dedicated to Jayavarman VII's mother) it originally severed as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks.




Preah Khan means 'The Sacred Sword', was built on the site of Jayavarman VII's victory over the invading Chams in 1191, like most other temples of Jayavarman's reign, is not uniform in style. Although a Buddhist monastery, there is nonetheless an abundance of Brahmanic iconography.




It is a short and quick post. Presently my mind is soaked in Cambodian wonders, will be back soon with loads of posts on ancient Khmer splendours.


Stay tuned!































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9 comments:

Shopping mall in Chennai said...

Beautiful images!!!! You have got very good photography skill. My best wishes for you! :-) Keep posting!

Jeanne said...

These photos definitely demonstrate the peace of the ages.

magda said...

Welcome to my blog and many thanks for so kind words!
Your photos are wonderful and the place so interesting!!!
Many greetings!

Sudha said...

beautiful images...nice memories...u make me want to plan a trip :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Beautiful images

Leovi said...

I love, wonderful pictures, yes, a magical place. Greetings.

orso - homine de su marghine.. said...

excellent architectural angle, very beautiful and interesting photos, greetings orso..

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Very interesting blog for me(I am from Roamania, Est-Europe), beautiful photos! Best wishes!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! and interesting perspective :)

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