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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.

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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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lux69aeterna Apr 1, 2014   Photographer
Thank you a lot! :) 
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You're welcome!
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DrewHopper 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 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 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 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 Mar 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
3 months in total - Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Not long enough :P
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lux69aeterna Mar 17, 2014   Photographer
But you made a lot of high quality photographs, it was a productive trip! :) 
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martutuss Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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