WPC – Curve of Time


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Kala, The representative of Time

Banteay Srei Temple, one of the beautiful temples in Angkor Archaeological Park, is famous for the intricate carvings, like this one, as my contribution of the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Curve.

The carving is of Kala, a bug-eyed and toothy mythical creature which is believed as the representative of time. As seen at the gate of the temple, Kala is beautifully carved in pink-reddish sandstones with full of detail curves. It seems to tell us about the capability of time to curve, a fact that was found a millennia after the temple was built.

The similar intricate carvings can be seen throughout this temple which means the citadel of women. It is always attractive to tourists although its location is far enough from the main complex, around 37km north of Siem Reap. But, perhaps similar to other people, although a bit far and small, Banteay Srei becomes my favorite temple in Angkor.

For those who have visited Angkor, which temple is your favorite?

 

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