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Phnom Penh, Baby!

Phnom Penh, Baby!

Angkor,Southeast Asia,Temples

Smithsonian Channel presents:  ANGKOR: LAND OF THE GODS is an adventure into the Khmer Empire, what we now know as Cambodia Angkor built between the 9th and 15th centuries.  Remarkable and holy with almost urban constructs signaling an exceptional civilization.  Temples such as Angkor Wat were the essences of Khmer construction, and are closely imbued with symbolic, religious and spiritual significance.  Most of the temples at Angkor were meant to embody Mt Meru where gods dwell.

Smithsonian Channel presents: ANGKOR: LAND OF THE GODS is an adventure into the Khmer Empire, what we now know as Cambodia Angkor built between the 9th and 15th centuries. Remarkable and holy with almost urban constructs signaling an exceptional civilization. Temples such as Angkor Wat were the essences of Khmer construction, and are closely imbued with symbolic, religious and spiritual significance. Most of the temples at Angkor were meant to embody Mt Meru where gods dwell.

Type Khmer (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence) - Le Cambodge 1847 - 1925

Type Khmer (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence) - Le Cambodge 1847 - 1925

Type Cham (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence)  - Le Cambodge 1847 - 1925

Type Cham (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence) - Le Cambodge 1847 - 1925

The Mekong River in Phnom Penh (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence)

The Mekong River in Phnom Penh (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence)

Phnom Penh (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence)

Phnom Penh (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence)

Royal Palace - Phnom Penh (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence)

Royal Palace - Phnom Penh (© Musée du Quai Branly / Scala, Florence)

Col de Monteiro, Norodom secretary (© Archives of Foreign Missions, Paris). Mr. Monteiro year active 1839-1908 #khmerhistory #khmer #coldemonteiro

Col de Monteiro, Norodom secretary (© Archives of Foreign Missions, Paris). Mr. Monteiro year active 1839-1908 #khmerhistory #khmer #coldemonteiro

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