Portal to Wat Phou

Portal to Wat Phou

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Portal to Wat Phou

On the west bank of the Mekong south of Pakxé are the ruins of an ancient Khmer temple called Wat Phou. The temple and associated settlements are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Here the portal to the inner area with the Buddha altar.
Wat Phou was a temple dedicated to Shiva, one of the gods of the Hindu Trimurti.
In the 13th century it was converted into a Buddhist monastery.
Even today, the temple is a place of worship for local Buddhists.

Comments 3

  • Ralf Melchert 06/10/2022 23:30

    Ganz fantastisch
  • Herbert Rulf 06/10/2022 23:26

    Sehr gut passend zum Thementag. So geradlinig das Außere, so überladen wirkt der Innenraum, etwas was ich schon oft in buddhistischen und hinduistischen Tempeln gesehen habe.Zum Guckenund Entdecken ganz interessant, fotografisch sind mir aber immer fast leere Tempel am liebsten.
    Die Geschichte zu deinem Foto ist interessant.
    LG, Herbert
  • Chris Madej 06/10/2022 17:50

    Great Image !
    Pleasure to watch
    From Chris