Photographer's Note

What is unbelievable about Angkor Wat is all the stone work that is involved in the construction of those temples.

The complex of Angkor Wat has bas-relief everywhere. Absolutely stunning. The inside walls are carved, the whole outside structure is carved, even the ceilings and the floors are carved. It is a giant sculpture!

I was really impressed because I had seen wickedly precise stone carving at Machu Picchu but to see actual work of art everywhere on a structure that is 65 meters high and almost 4000 square meters is something I had not witnessed before.

Another impressive piece of carving is the small temple of Banteay Srei... but that will be in another posting!

MeAT :)

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