Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Angkor Thom. Like the demons, there are 54 of them lining the causeway to the South Gate, and other gates, and they are distinquished by their serene look, almond-shaped eyes and conical headwear. Unfortunately, I was at the end of my tiring afternoon cycling around Angkor Thom and was heading for home when I stopped to take a few photos of the gods and I haven't really done them justice. Expect some more pics when I next visit, in the meantime, here's what I have.
The majority of the heads of the gods and demons are copies. A room at Angkor Conservation is bursting at the seams with the originals from Angkor Thom and Preah Khan