Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pics from countryside #2

The laterite Kuk Ta Prohm prasat, surrounded by green paddy fields
Inside Kuk Ta Prohm is a statue of Dambong Daek
A rare and interesting laterite temple, Kuk Ta Prohm
Part of a brick prasat still standing at Wat Srangae
A colourfully painted linga in the vihara at Wat Srangae
Depicting the legend of Preah Ko and Preah Keo at Wat Lvea
A sailor's nightmare on the walls of Wat Lvea


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're in KT, aren't you? Wd you mind if I ask you to follow up with my question on your personal guide, Sokom? I mean, the gj-friendly interface? - Thank you, very much, for your previous reply and your attention - J.O.

October 15, 2008 at 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andy,
Kuk Ta Prohm looks like an ancient prasat whose original Hinduist or Buddhist idol has been replaced with a Neak Ta figure, if I'm not wrong. Know what "Kuk" means?
Cheers, from Rachel, Syracuse NJ

October 15, 2008 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

The character inside Kuk Ta Prohm looks like Mr Dambong Daek, the same guy who stands at the entrance to Battambang and the one who can often be found at a court in Cambodia.
Kuk I'm told by a archaeological expert at Sambor Prei Kuk, means temple. So for example, Sambor Prei Kuk means Forest (Prei) temple (Kuk) of Sambor.
Anyone have any other ideas?

October 18, 2008 at 12:06 AM  

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