Monday, November 3, 2008
Sambor Prei Kuk in Kompong Thom province, here are a few photos from the 7th and 10th century temple complex. I was only there for a maximum of a couple of hours and to be frank I only really scratched the surface of what's there to see as I was part of a 20-strong FAM trip of tour agents and press to sample the new community-based services on offer. My next visit will be more considered and more in-depth.
The Sambor lions are renowned for their strength, ferocity and their gorgeous manes. Un-reconstructed lions can be found at the Kompong Thom cultural storage hall in town.
Excavation work is prominent at Sambor and this is uncovering new information about the site all the time. This brick shrine N4 is in the northern group.