Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Another Angkor Wat

If you're in Phnom Penh and you don't have time to visit Angkor Wat, you can visit this concrete representation in the grounds of the extensive Cambodian Buddhist Centre in Kien Svay, some 30 kms or so outside of the city. Its just been completed and is sandwiched between some substantial pagodas, a large seated Buddha and monk's quarters. You can also see similar models at the home of sculptor Dy Preung in Siem Reap, even closer to home at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and a Thai-stylised version at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Anyone know of any more?


Allan said...

hey andy,
theres another replica about the same size at kampong som i think near a hotel.. cant 100% remember, it was back in 2001

and also apparently the biggest replica that they have made is in Svay Rieng Province i remember seeing a picture in a cambodian magazine/newspaper article or something

Andy said...

Thanks Allan, I apprecaite your feedback. Looks like I need to get out to Svay Rieng in the near future to complete my collection :-)

Wanna said...

Andy, as I remember there's also two others: one is near the Cambodian Buddhist Institute at Hun Sen park, and another one in a casino's compound at Bavet border gate in Svayrieng province.