Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kbal Spean

Venerable Anandajoti has just returned from a trip to Angkor Wat and has posted some of the photos he took on his blog. For me, the most impressive of these is the ones of Kbal Spean in the mountains some 25 km from Angkor. Kbal Spean is actually a Hindu site but this in no way diminishes its interest or beauty. Some 1000 Siva lingams are carved into the rocky bottom of the Siem Reap River so that water naturally and continually flows over them, which is of course, the usual way of worshiping a lingam. Kbal Spean probably dates from the 11th or 12th centuries. The surrounding forest is almost impenetrable, the rocks and boulders are moss-covered and the atmosphere is almost mystical. Go to

No comments: