Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This week’s challenge is Inside.

Many of the images we saw for Angkor Wat, Cambodia pertains to the outside, outside of the temples – the Buddha faces, the ruins, the giant tree roots etc.

The interior of the temples is also interesting, if not more so. However, as the interior of the temples is usually dark, and therefore not very suitable for picture taking.DSC_0283

This image is taken inside the temple.

Have not done any research to find out what this bell shaped structure is. Have seen a multitude of stone bells at Borobudur UNESCO site, Indonesia. They are more finely sculptured, perforated with holes in them as well. These stupas housed 72 Buddhas at several levels.

However, at Angkor Wat, this bell is not perforated. Does it enclose anything inside?

It looks intriguing, does it?

28 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  1. This is another topic of my interest. In fact before my blogging days, I posted a few articles on stupas in different places, Mongolia, Bhutan, etc , on a semi private shutterfly site. Let me dig them out and share with you all. The one I took a picture in Cambodia was a stupa outside the Royal Palace in Phom penh, but not the one in your post. Your question why it was not perferated? I think most stupas are not perferated, but their shapes may be a bit different place by place. The sizes are also different. I will post about stupa this weekend. Stay tuned.

    By the way, there are many blog posts on WordPress about this topic also. One had exactly the same picture as yours but it is clearer…..perhaps the photographer has a more expensive camera,hee hee!

    • Hi friendlytm, I was thinking of doing a post showing several photos of the temple interior – was too lazy and just chose the Stupa. Would look forward to perusing your post!

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