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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300
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Mar 16, 2009, 6:44:19 PM
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Cambodia - Angkor Thom by lux69aeterna Cambodia - Angkor Thom by lux69aeterna
This photograph was taken at the entrance of Angkor Thom near the city Siem Reap, Cambodia. On most gates there is a row of 54 demons on one side and 54 Gods on the other. It's a motif taken from the story of the "Churning of the ocean of milk".

The city of Angkor Thom (Great Angkor or Great City) has an epic scale of 10 km² and was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII (1181-1219). At the city's height it may have supported a population of one million people in the surrounding region.

Nikon D300, Nikon 50mm 1.8, tripod.

Copyright © lux69aeterna. All rights reserved. My images may not be reproduced or used in any form without my written permission.
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:iconcarloantonio25:
Nice picture. The statue look very "Oh yes I am cool!". There is calm feeling in this image, nice composition. What is this city's relation with Angkor Wat?
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lux69aeterna Dec 27, 2012   Photographer
Angkor Wat, is the City(capital)-Temple, while Angkor Thom means the Big Capital or Big City... This was the very last Angkorian capital, made by Jayavarman the 7th. And it got attacked many times by the Siamese, from Ayuthaya in present day Thailand... And finally sacked in the 15th century if i remember well :)
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:iconcarloantonio25:
Ah! So interesting, just learned something new.
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lux69aeterna Dec 28, 2012   Photographer
In the end there are more than 100 temples in Angkor, and 44 which can be visited... And each with its own history. The temples date from the 9th to 14th century... Angkor Wat is just one of them, but the biggest and most famous.
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:iconcarloantonio25:
How hot is the weather there?
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lux69aeterna Dec 28, 2012   Photographer
Hot, hotter, hottest :)

The coldest you might have at night in 'winter' is 22-24°... If it is 28° during the day, i felt it as cold :) And it can go up till 36-42° in april-may.
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:iconcarloantonio25:
Sounds as hot as home for me. Thanks!
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lux69aeterna Dec 28, 2012   Photographer
:) Where are you from Carlo?
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:iconaprmason:
Sébastien,

Beautifully composed shot.

Toni.
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lux69aeterna Nov 10, 2012   Photographer
Im very happy you like it! An old shot that deserves a bit more attention (i think), so i added it in some groups...
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