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Cambodia - Bayon by lux69aeterna Cambodia - Bayon by lux69aeterna
One of the 49 towers in the Bayon temple at sunrise in Angkor Thom, Cambodia. Each of these towers symbolize king Jayavarman VII (1181-1219) in the form of the Boddhisatva Avalokiteshvara.

If we add the 5 gates of Angkor Thom, with each such a tower we have a total of 54 towers, symbolizing the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, South and Central Vietnam) in the 11th & 12th century. 5 + 4 = 9, a lucky number in Mahayana Buddhism. We have 4 faces per tower, which makes 216 heads. 2 + 1 + 6 = 9. You can speak hours about this fantastic temple, you'll have to visit it yourself, one day.

Nikon D300, Nikon 17-55mm, B + W UV filter, tripod, HDR.

[High quality print at 2000 x 2000 pixels available]

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Given 2011-09-06
Cambodia - Bayon by ~lux69aeterna is an awesomely executed shot with fantastic framing and beautiful muted colours. ( Featured by ScENeYmE )
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunningly beautiful...
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VJD-Communication Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014

This is impressive work on your part and good to see you received a daily deviation. :wow:

 

:+fav: :D
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Jimmasterpieces Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderfull pic
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014   Photographer
Grazie amigo :) 
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SergioIanniello Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
epic
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Photographer
Thank you a lot dear Tom!
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh wow!!!!!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Photographer
Merci Claire... Je me souviens encore arriver à Bayon et entendre que j'étais le premier a entrer... Un endroit a ne pas oublier :) 
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Remarquable !!! Le DD est amplement mérité, félicitations !!!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Photographer
Thank you Lior :)
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well deserved DD :D
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Zorro40 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure my friend!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for your kind words Andreas! :) 
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Zorro40 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing and a well deserved Daily deviation:clap:
I like the colors at this Photo:+fav:
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
You're welcome!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Photographer
Thank you a lot! :) 
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Amazing shot!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Photographer
But you made a lot of high quality photographs, it was a productive trip! :) 
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
3 months in total - Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Not long enough :P
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Photographer
Yes, i know what you mean... I went to this temple once every two weeks during two years, but never been there at sunset if i remember well... How much time did you travel in South-East Asia? 
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
I found that sunset was also a good time to photograph here. I spent hours waiting for the buses to leave!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for your kind words Drew :) It was also my favourite, at sunrise or at 12.00 when all the groups were gone :) 
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Beautiful shot of the Bayon. It was one of my favourite temples of Angkor, such a stunning place! 
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martutuss Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Photographer
:)
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Graag gedaan Sébastien!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Photographer
:)
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Photographer
thanks! 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Photographer
I'm sure you will, for you it is much closer ^^ 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Photographer
Dank je! :) 
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Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Photographer
Amazing! I really want to visit one day! 
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notoriaz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Man this one gets your imagination going. You're almost teleported back into ancient history. Great tones and colours, the framing looks kind of candid but at least you can look at all the detail in the statue
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artiethief Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Ik ga dit zien voorjaar volgend jaar yes!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Photographer
Ik hoop dat je het binnenkort zult kunnen zien... 
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artiethief Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
i will visit one time, great picture!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013   Photographer
Thank you a lot :)
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Photographer
Completely right :) Thank you for your kind comment!
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nuggz503 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
The mother land, through thousands of years of trials and tribulations the beauty and pride is still standing in all her glory!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for your kind words :)
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cherrydesu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautifuuuul! ~ :iconinloveplz:
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
FEATURED [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   Photographer
Thank you ;)
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somekindofgeri Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow:D
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
You are most welcome Richard :) Have a nice day!
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slonric Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
thank you for not only explaining what this is, but the equipment that you use.
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volotation Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, amazing :love:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Photographer
It is definitely :) Mostly at this moment of the day, in the early morning where you feel the temples waking up in silence :)
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AreaFive Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, what an incredibly interesting place.
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