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Angkor art at its best
The Khmers penchant for craft is nowhere more apparent than in the intricate carvings found throughout the Angkor temples and Banteay Srei is often sited as the best example of Angkorian art bar none. Etched into a pinkish stone and viewed in the early hours of the sun’s likewise red hues, the temple has a bit of a fairy tale feel.
bringing some color, saffron robe-clad Buddha
The custom of adorning Buddha figures in saffron robes is widespread in Cambodia but the practice adds particular color here at the ruins as they are otherwise in a natural state. In some of the corridors of Angkor Wat itself, there are rows of such representations with their flowing robes bringing the timeless hallways back to life.
D getting into the Joss act
Joss sticks are slender rods of incense that are burned at both home and temple shrines to bring good luck. This custom is integral to many Eastern religions, especially the predominant one of Buddhism in Cambodia.
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