Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Posted on 02/17/2011


Photo taken on October 30, 2006


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Thailand
Mueang Boran
วัดไชยวัฒนาราม
Ancient Siam
Samut Prakan
Ancient City
Bangkok
ปราสาทพระวิหาร
Prasat Phra Wihan
Prasat Phra Vihaan
Praeh Vihear
Wihan


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Photo replaced on February 18, 2011
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Prasat Phra Wihan Nāga stairways

Prasat Phra Wihan Nāga stairways
Nāga stairways are causeways or true steps lined by stone balustrades shaped as nāgas.
In some Angkorian nāga-ways, as for example those located at the entrances to 12th century city of Angkor Thom, the nāga-shaped balustrades are supported not by simple posts but by stone statues of gigantic warriors. These giants are the devas and asuras who used the nāga king Vasuki in order to the churn the Ocean of Milk in quest of the amrita or elixir of immortality.
In Mueang Boran its reconstructed the Nāga stairways three times smaller than the original one in the Khmer province Praeh Vihaer.

My album about the original temple complex is
http://www.ipernity.com/doc/wolfgang-pfriemer/album/54056?from=1656305&at=1206451584

Rosa Maria Riquelme has particularly liked this photo


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