Angkor Kingdom, the inspiration and aspiration



 

Each and every temple has its own distinctive design and carried its own mystical storyboard.  




 




 

 
Bayon Temple " Lift up the corners of your mouth into a smile "


 The astonished temple was constructed of sandstone carried from quarry 25 miles away. The stone sculpture and wall carving projected the 3-dimensional visually artistic objects whereby mankind has lost the skill through the flow of time.
The Apsara - each one is unique. 
Try to spot all the uniqueness when you were here. 
 
 

Along the way, I got interested to get know of the story behind the wall sculptures. The inspiration and aspiration from the intelligence beings of Angkor Kingdom. The Angkor kingdom had once influenced by the religious of Hinduism and Buddhism. In summary, during Suryavarman II reign, he built the great Angkor Wat and some monuments on Phnom Kulen. The carving on the wall and monument were portrayed the priest anointing the symbol and worship of Hindu god.

Under Jayavarman VII reign, he built the great Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Bayon. The outer walls of the temples have startling bas-reliefs not only of warfare, but the everyday life of the Khmer army and its followers. These reliefs show the female traders selling things, the move with the animals and ox carts, hunters, man farming, women cooking, women giving birth, and celebrations of common foot soldiers. 



  

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