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Am Bantay Kdei - Anghor Wat Anlage
Baum und Tempel
P20 20200131 um 10:03h
ZITAT: ALLES LEER
FEATURED ARTICLE gesehen bei LONLY PLANET am 28-04-2020
" Alone in Angkor Wat:
there is no queue, there are no people "
von NICK RAY - a Lonely Planet Writer
6 DAYS AGO d.h. am 22-04-2020
Main causeway completely empty.
capital of the mighty Khmer empire and one of the largest metropolises in the medieval world, was first abandoned in the 15th century.
Today, it lies abandoned once more, this time by tourists and travellers, as the Coronavirus first grounded the travel industry and has since brought the global economy to a shuddering halt.
Anyone who has visited Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building, or any of the competing ‘wonders of the world’ has daydreamed about the moment when the crowds finally melt away and you have a global icon to yourself. It should be magical, it is definitely memorable, yet there is a melancholy air to the emptiness, as it signals suffering in Siem Reap, gateway to the Temples of Angkor.
Crossing into the inner sanctum, the main causeway of the ‘temple that is a city’ is deserted and we feel the awe of Henri Mouhot and the early European explorers who ‘discovered’ Angkor. Standing in the same spot a few years earlier for the Spring Equinox when filming the BBC Civilisations series, the causeway was like a London tube station during rush hour. Now, nothing but nature’s soundtrack of resident bats, frogs and birds.
Foto: Rare glimpse of iconic Angkor Wat free of tourists
The intricate bas-reliefs wrap themselves around the base of Angkor Wat for more than 800m of spiritual and cultural enlightenment. Hindu epics are told, historic battles unfold and scenes of heaven and hell remind us that death stalks every epoch, including the god kings of Angkor.
Morgensonne am Tempel in Pagan -Myanmar
ein Rückblick vom Dia 1990