Photo Friday – Carved Figures in Cambodia

12 Oct

Ankgor Wat is undoubtedly the biggest tourist draw for the temples outside of Siem Reap in Cambodia, but there is so much more if you have a day or five to explore.  There are dozens of smaller temples in the surrounding area and most of them boast intricate carvings, some of which are very well preserved.  These particular figures can be found along the walls near the Elephant Gate, and we were fascinated by the different colors each figure had taken on despite the fact that they are all basically exposed to the same natural elements.  Some were simply grey as the stone they’d been carved from, others were shades of green and red.  Each figure is unique, and we spent nearly an hour wandering along the wall and inspecting the the details.

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2 Responses to “Photo Friday – Carved Figures in Cambodia”

  1. Kristin W. October 23, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Awesome shot! Looking forward to Cambodia next year! 🙂

    • Ashley October 23, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks, you guys will love it. We wish we’d had more time there.

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