Thursday, May 16, 2013

Angkor Thom Gate in Cambodia

 Angkor Thom Gate
On the road to the Preah Khan Temple

postmarked in 2013 with a matching Cambodia temple stamp

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Angkor Thom (literally: "Great City"), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by king Jayavarman VII. It covers an area of 9 km², within which are located several monuments from earlier eras as well as those established by Jayavarman and his successors.

The movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider features several characters visiting Angkor Thom during their trip to Cambodia to recover the first piece of the Triangle of Light.

Cambodia stamp 2012
Banteay Srei 3000 R

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Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor in Cambodia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and stamp