Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Word(ful)less Wednesday: Angkor Wat

It's taken me awhile to get through hubby's photos.

His pictures of the ruins from Cambodia stood out most.

Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.

As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation — first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. It is the world's largest religious building. (wikipedia)


Stunning!

18 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

Oh man. These photos are amazing!

Angkor Wat has been a dream destination of mine since I was little. I don't know why, but there is something so romantic to me about these beautiful old ruins lasting for so long.

salarsenッ said...

Wow, seriously, these are amazing pics!! My oldest is into anthropology, history, archeology, etc... I'm showing him these. Thanks for sharing.

melissa said...

Is that tree bark hanging down in the first few pics? That place is certainly beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

Is it possible for something to be so beautiful that there's pain behind it? Like the saying, I love xx so much it hurts. This is the symbol of that, to me.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the pictures. The last guy looks like he just had a very satisfying bathroom break. ;)

Samantha Vérant said...

I loved Angor Wat! What a magical place. I had a wonderful guide who told me all about the history--plus his own personal story. Cambodia is fantastic. Thanks for the flashback.

Maddy said...

Wow!! This place is amazing!! I can only imagine how majestic it must look and feel in person!

The Happy Whisk said...

Those pictures are wonderful. Thanks for posting them.

Little Ms J said...

Wow. Stunning.

Jen Daiker said...

Wow. Such beauty in a photo, on a screen, I can't imagine what it's like to actually stand there.

I'd be in awe, much like I am right now. Seriously, amazing.

Happy Wednesday girl!

Lourie said...

A-MAY-ZING! I would love to see that in person. Thanks for sharing it.

Kelly said...

WOW! AMAZING photographs! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!

Meredith said...

So beautiful! My best friend went to Cambodia a few months ago, and I've been obsessing over her photos ever since--such inspiration to be found there!

Lynda Young said...

It's an amazing place. I'd love to visit one day. Gorgeous photos.

Melissa said...

That is freaking stunning. Those roots... Oh man. They remind me SO Much of one of the buildings in BOOK 2. I know I should be doing papers but I really want to start the next book in my trilogy. Especially after seeing such inspiring photos

Shannon said...

Those photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. And yet another place to add to my list of desired travel spots. =)

Finding Beauty said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! Great photos!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my goodness it is incredible.
Thank you for sharing them.