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Angkor, Unesco World Heritage Internet Site, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia Stock Photo

This plan is reflected in the architectural layout of temple-mountains in which moats surround a multi-tiered temple pyramid, peaked by towers representing the peaks of Mt. Meru. Hindu mythology finds a a lot more literal expression in the temple carvings. A assortment of scenes from Hindu mythology can be found while the most normally carved mythological characters are apsaras – celestial dancers generated in the froth as the gods churned the oceans to generate the elixir of life. There are almost 2000 apsara photos carved in Angkor Wat alone. The image on the ideal is a view from the middle...