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Friday, December 14, 2007

Postcards From SE Asia: Bayon in Angkor Thom in Cambodia

Absolutely Colossal! Five gates, each topped by 4 colossal heads facing the four directions, with larger than life lines of demons and gods lining the roads leading to the gates, holding tight to the multi-headed world snake, which churns the water of life. And inside, the walled city of Angkor Thom. And in Angkor Thom, the temple of Bayon, which my guide book tells me contains 216 gargantuan heads. And here I am, with one of them!

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