This is Phnom Bakheng, a symbolic representation of Mount Meru, believed to be the home of the Hindu gods, a status emphasized by the temple’s location atop a steep hill. It was constructed in 11th century AD. Phnom Bakheng is located 13 kms from the town of Siem Reap and about 6 kms from Angkor Wat. The photo above hows tourists gathered atop to witness the sunset.
A detailed photo article on Phnom Bakheng would follow on this website some time later.
Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath
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