A face in the doorway

John Dalkin

Solihull, United Kingdom

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A stone doorway leading to one of the many “huge faces” found at the Bayon,Ankor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Built in the 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom.
The Bayon’s most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is home also to two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which depict an unusual combination of mythological, historical and mundane events. The main current conservatory body, the JSA, has described the temple as “the most striking expression of the ‘baroque’ style” of Khmer architecture, in contrast with the classical style of Angkor Wat.
Camera : Canon EOS 20D

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