Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Bayon temple is the centerpiece of Angkor Thom, the 'great city' that was built as a new capital for the Khmer (or Cambodian) Empire in the 12th century. Its stone faces (upwards of 200) were probably modeled after the king, a Buddhist. What makes them so enigmatic are the smiles and closed eyes. You can see them but they can't see you. [2016]

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