19 octobre 2007

Sorry..........

Just to reassure all our regular readers. We're fine!!! Just really busy, and we can't find time to update our blog those days. We still have a lot to talk about. We have left Congo for good and are now settled in Lebanon. Really sorry for keeping everyone in the dark for so long. Promised, real soon we will continue the stories about our trip to Cambodia, tell you all about our farewell in Congo, and our new adventures in Lebanon. And of course, our future travel projects!! All the best to all of you, Rita and Jeremie ... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2007

Bas Relief at Angkor Wat

. The bas-reliefs cover the back wall of the gallery of the third enclosure for two metres in height and a total area of more than 1,000 square metres - excluding the two corner pavilions. Limited to the zone that would have been accessible to the public, they represented legendary and historic scenes for the enlightenment of the faithful. Cut directly into the surface of the wall and having suffered minimal decay, they are more graphic than sculptural. Their inconsistent workmanship - excellent while the artist proceeds to... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2007

Angkor Wat

. Angkor Wat, forming a rectangle of about 1,500 by 1,300 metres, covers an area - including its 190 metre wide moats - of nearly 200 hectares. The external enclosure wall defines an expanse of 1,025 metres by 800, or 82 hectares. It is the largest monument of the Angkor group. Constructed to the south of the capital (Angkor Thom), Angkor Wat is sited in the south-east corner of the ancient city of Angkor - Yasodharapura - built by Yasovarman I, centred on Phnom Bakheng and which stretched between the Siem Reap river to the... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2007

Bakong

. In its pyramidal form Bakong presents itself as having been the main temple of Hariharalaya, where the cult of the god king was practised. Here the idol could be elevated in dignity above the plains bordering the great lake, and here the Khmer royalty came to affirm itself - indeed it is not impossible that the construction of this “temple-mountain” was initiated by Jayavarman II on his descent from the Kulen hills. Of all the temples on stepped terraces of the Angkor region, Bakong is perhaps the one... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2007

Phnom Bakheng

. Thirteen hundred metres north of the western axial entrance to Angkor Wat and 400 metres south of the southern gate of Angkor Thom, to the west of the road, one can see a wide track in the forest ascending a natural hill of 60 metres in height. This is Phnom Bakheng, the centre of the first kingdom of Angkor, which formed a square of about 4 kilometres on each side and of which, travelling on the main road from Siem Reap, one crosses the double levee of earth forming its southern boundary - 600 metres before arriving at the... [Lire la suite]
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