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October 17th 2008
Published: October 17th 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

My first lay-over after spending five months in Antarctica is in the beautiful city of Christchurch New Zealand. During the next several days I strolled thru-out the Botanic Gardens. Bordered by the graceful Avon River, the Botanic Gardens truly reflects Christchurch's reputation as the garden city. Founded in 1863 with the planting of an English Oak tree, It boasts the finest single collection... Read Full Entry



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Temple Bayon - Built by Jayavarman VII the temple stands in the center of Angkor Thom.
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Temple Bayon - With its 54 towers and 216 faces of Avalokiteshvara, this temple looks best in the morning just after sunrise or at the end of the afternoon as the sun shines on the faces.
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Temple Bayon - Its magic is does not appear from a distance, it looks more like a pile of stones. But coming close to the temple the faces start to appear and reveal its magic on you.
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Temple Bayon - The temple was built on 3 levels:the first 2 are rectangular, while the 3rd is circular.
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Temple Bayon - The Bayon has over 1.3 Km of bas-reliefs corresponding to more than 11.000 figures.
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Temple Bayon - Most of them depict every day's life scene of the Cambodia in the XII century.



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