An elegant sufficiency

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

One last special day (3)

After lunch and a short siesta, we moved on to Angkor Thom and the central ruin, the Bayon, another atmospheric temple which I enjoyed but Mark found creepy.

54 towers and 216 (different) stone faces, well preserved and adorned with more intricate carvings.
More picturesque flashes of saffron, breathtaking glimpses through doorways and framed faces amongst the broken ruin.

We wandered around this intriguing place alone for most of the time, for although there were other people here, the architecture of the place meant that it was easy to escape the others.



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