Without going into the historical significance of each bas relief or carving that we saw in Angkor Wat and other temples in Cambodia, I wish to show the pics of the same for my readers. Again, I would like to mention that each carving has a historical and religious meaning behind it, and there are many scholars who are experts in deciphering the same. There is still serious ongoing work in Angkor Wat, and I even bought a guide book “Ancient Angkor” by Michael Freeman and Claude Jacques.
Here are some of the pics that you might find interesting (please note that most of these carvings are approximately 1,000 years old and demonstrate the skill sets of the sculptors of that era as well as their understanding of history and religion).
Hope you enjoy the carvings !
3rd January 2015