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Published: October 28th 2009
Boy and Girl in Angkor Wat
The girl's mother is on a duty of offering joy sticks. She looks like a little devada or an apsara dancer.
Generally speaking, the name of Angkor Wat is well known and is misterious to us, maybe because of being easy on the ear. Surprising enoug, however, many Japanese people do not know where it is. At once they know Angkor Wat is located in Cambodia, they always express it is a dangerous and uncultivated place. Both words 'misterious' and 'uncultivated' are not related but paradoxical. The reason entirely depends on our Japanese educational less coverage of the areas such as Cambodia, Laos, Myammar and Nepal, thinking of the geography and history I learned at my school age. On the other hand, it is a fact that many of them want to go there in the near future. Fortunately using my holidays offered by my firm, I had a good chance to visit there alone, thanking to less cost of flight and hotel charge. As a first step, my selection of the temples I intend to visit are confined to the standard spots such as Angkor Thom and Bayon, Angkor Wat,Banteay Srey, Pre Rup, Ta Prum, Bakay mountain etc. about which readers will check out in the other blogger's details. The shape of temples of rocks contructed without glue , wall curvings,
pillar curvings are very marvellous with Khumer's fine arts of the mixture of Hinduism and Budhism. Those temples are of masculine beauty while Japanese temples are of feminine beauty.
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