These photos were taken in Cambodia. We went there to see the ruins but we aslo found that there are some wonderful wetlands there too.
All the pics are taken in the Siem Reap area around Angkor, and at TonleSap Lake's waterways. I will finish labeling them once I am certain of the details.
The people are mainly Buddhist nowadays but they were Hindus first and as such there reference to some of the hindu gods in their temples as well as Buddha.
face of Brahma
Birds at Lake Tonle Sap, Cambodia.
Lake Tonle Sap is the ;argest freshwater lake in south-east asia. Part of this large lake area is protected to save habitat for the many water birds and other creatures that live here.
little black cormorant.
RUINS Angkor, Cambodia.
the ruins in the area date from around 9c ad -14thc. The beginning of that period of that period the Khmer people were Hidu but they converted gradually to Buddhism. Elements of both can be seen in their art.
Angkor Wat seen from
our guide Mr Pahl.
The square shapes carved into the floor of the river are called Lingas. The synbol itself represents male and female gentitals lovked together and symbolising fertility.
Than Tao Mahaprom is a Brahma god, full of kindness, mercy, sympathy and impartiality. These four virtues are represented by his four faces, each radiating serene grace. Buddhism in this region has always been influenced by the Brahma beliefs.