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Ta Prohm | Tonle Bati / Cambodia

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Sights with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2015 by Thim Kwai

The sight of Ta Prohm at Tonle Bati is a very fine Angkorian temple of the time around 1200 CE. It was built in the reign of king Jayavarman VII when the medieval Khmer empire was on the zenith of it’s power and it’s art. The main sanctuary of Ta Prohm is made of sandstone and shows a great number of skillfully made fresquos. Some show small stories who are unique.

The article comes with a map of the sight and a great number of quality photos. It’s a virtual journey to Ta Prohm, Tonle Bati (Lake), neighbouring Yeah Peau temple and a short introduction to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Prambanan / Java

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Sights with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Prambanan is a medieval temple city in central Java. Prambanan temple compound consists of three main monuments with another three complementary temples and hundreds of more temple buildings around. The whole compound was build in the decades from 850 CE on. Prambanan is not only impressive because of the sheer size of the monuments but, above all, due to the highest quality of crafts and arts. The monuments of Prambanan are seen as a response to the closeby Borobodur monument and certainly many of the same artisans were involved in the construction of both sides.

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Rara Jonggrang by Asienreisender

Candi Rara Jonggrang, the main Shiva temple of Prambanan.
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Borobodur / Borobudur

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Borobodur (also: Borobudur) is a huge, medieval stepped pyramid buddhist temple; it’s the largest buddhist temple in the world. Borobodur has been built in the Kedu plain in south central Java in the 8th and 9th century CE. The grand monument served as a spiritual destination for pilgrims who approached it via the three kilometers long procession road which starts at Candi Mendut and leads over Candi Pawon to the main temple. Climbing up Borobodur monument, the pilgrims studied the sophisticated relief panels who tell a number of buddhist stories. Walking up to the top of the building symbolized the spiritual approach of purification and buddhist wisdom towards enlightenment. Considered the great perfection of the architecture and the plenty of art with it’s several kilometers long narrative reliefs, Borobodur deserves to be counted as one of the ‘Wonders of the World’.

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Candi Borobodur, Candi Borobudur by Asienreisender

Candi Borobodur, seen from it’s foot. Image by Asienreisender, 2012

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