Friday, March 27, 2009

Cambodia, Bayon temple, Angkor Thom

Cambodia 1000 Riels 2005 UNC
Front: Sculpture art of Banteay Srei temple printed in silver ink; Sculpture of naga serpent; Victory Gate at Angkor Thom
Back: Port of Sihanoukville.
Sihanoukville (Krong Preah Sihanouk), also known as Kampong Som, is a port city in southern Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand and is a growing Cambodian urban center. The city is named after King Father Norodom Sihanouk and grew up around the construction of Sihanoukville Port. Construction on the port began in June 1955 and it was the only deep water port in Cambodia.

Bayon temple, Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by king Jayavarman VII. It covers an area of 9 km², within which are located several monuments from earlier eras as well as those established by Jayavarman and his successors. At the centre of the city is Jayavarman's state temple, the Bayon, with the other major sites clustered around the Victory Square immediately to the north.

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