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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.

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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 kinipelahh )
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Marty4110 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Like all the history and facts that you describe.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot for your positive words Chester! :) 
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TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
I love the light in this photo.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot J.A.! :) 
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foureyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
:happybounce: 
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
:D
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SilverMixx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating, and beautifully caught. Congratulations on the DD. :clap:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your kind words! :) 
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Well deserved DD :trophy:
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot! :) 
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Aishlling Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pic! I'll be there in next few weeks, beyond excited!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
You'll travel to Cambodia only, or something more? :) 
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Aishlling Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Also Thailand and Vietnam, whole month of madness :)
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
I hope you'll enjoy it! :) I wish i could go back again as well :) 
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Caillean-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that looks amazing. :)
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Danke schön Diana :) 
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Caillean-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Bitte. :aww:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
quite impressive!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot :) It was time to re-edit it, and have my logo on it :p 
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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untuox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Spectacular.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Gracias totales! :) 
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untuox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
A ti, amigo mío.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you ;)
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunningly beautiful...
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly! :) 
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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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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
I'm happy you like it :) 
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Jimmasterpieces Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderfull pic
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you! 
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Jimmasterpieces Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure
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SergioIanniello Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
epic
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Grazie amigo :) 
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh wow!!!!!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot dear Tom!
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Remarquable !!! Le DD est amplement mérité, félicitations !!!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional 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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Lior-Art Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Well deserved DD :D
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you Lior :)
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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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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your kind words Andreas! :) 
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Zorro40 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure my friend!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Amazing shot!
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot! :) 
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
You're welcome!
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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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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional 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 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 16, 2014  Professional 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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