‘Phnom Bakheng near Angkor Wat, Cambodia- a curtain raiser’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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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.

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Photos, text and copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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