Bhanom Kulen (Phnom Kulen National Park)

1 glos(y)(ów)
Data panografii 27.02.2010
The Phnom Kulen mountain range is located 30 km northwards from Angkor Wat. Its name means "mountain of the lychees". There is a sacred hilltop site on top of the range.
Phnom Kulen is considered a holy mountain in Cambodia, of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists who come to the mountain in pilgrimage.
It also has a major symbolic importance for Cambodians as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire, for it was at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarma II proclaimed independence from Java in 802 A.D.
The site is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters which hold special significance to Hindus. Just 5 cm under the water's surface over 1000 small carvings are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given that Jayavarman II chose to bathe in the river, and had the river diverted so that the stone bed could be carved. Carvings include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu laying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet. A lotus flower protrudes from his navel bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a waterfall and a pool.
Near these mountains is Preah Ang Thom, a 16th century Buddhist monastery notable for the giant reclining Buddha, the country's largest.
The Samré tribe was formerly living at the edge of Phnom Kulen, quarrying sandstone and transporting it to the royal sites.
The Khmer Rouge used the location as a final stronghold as their regime came to an end in 1979.
Continue reading +

Autor:

Vorapoj Songcharoen
Distinguish Gold
Member

Szerokosc geograficzna: 13° 36' 22" N, Dlugosc geograficzna: 104° 5' 44" E see »

Lokalizacja: Cambodia

Type: Country:
Map List

Angkor Thom : Terrace of the Elephants

sphere
10 glos(y)(ów)

The Terrace of the Elephants (Khmer) is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, a ruined temple complex in Cambodia. The terrace was used by...

Podpisany Vorapoj SongcharoenGold

Tara Angkor Hotel

sphere
1 glos(y)(ów)

The Tara Angkor Hotel, opened since 2007, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the ‘insiders’ selection’ by the online website Expedia and...

Podpisany Vorapoj SongcharoenGold

Interior of Bayon Temple, Angkor

sphere
1 glos(y)(ów)

The Bayon (Khmer, Prasat bayon) is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th century or early...

Podpisany Vorapoj SongcharoenGold

Tara Angkor Hotel

sphere
1 glos(y)(ów)

Tara Angkor Hotel is conveniently located on the road to Angkor only 5km from the entrance. As you can see from our map, Siem Reap is not a big...

Podpisany Vorapoj SongcharoenGold

Ouchy, Lac Léman, Suisse

sphere
15 glos(y)(ów)

Podpisany Roland Hoffmann

Archiopactwo cystersów w Jędrzejowie

sphere
12 glos(y)(ów)

Wnętrze kościoła z XV wieku.

Podpisany Radosław Sobik

End of Aurlandsfjord in Norway

sphere
5 glos(y)(ów)

Podpisany Gregor Polster

Toledo, El Hospitalito del Rey, Patio

sphere
5 glos(y)(ów)

Desde su fundación en 1603 por la Cofradía del Corpus Christi, el Hospital del Rey ha mantenido su función social en favor de aquellos que más lo...

Podpisany José María Moreno Santiago

Toledo, El Hospitalito del Rey, Acceso principal

sphere
3 glos(y)(ów)

Desde su fundación en 1603 por la Cofradía del Corpus Christi, el Hospital del Rey ha mantenido su función social en favor de aquellos que más lo...

Podpisany José María Moreno Santiago

Toledo, El Hospitalito del Rey, Sala de Columnas

sphere
3 glos(y)(ów)

Desde su fundación en 1603 por la Cofradía del Corpus Christi, el Hospital del Rey ha mantenido su función social en favor de aquellos que más lo...

Podpisany José María Moreno Santiago

Ponto Longo, Murano, Venezia

sphere
2 glos(y)(ów)

Podpisany Vil Muhametshin

strony: |< << 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 >> >|