WPC – The Hidden Beauty In The Corner


Hidden Beauty in The Corner of Angkor Wat

The Khmer temple of Angkor Wat, around 7km north of Siem Reap, Cambodia protects one of the world’s most unique treasures: around 1800 detailed portrait carvings of 12th century female celestial nymphs. Although all is beautiful, they kept their identity as a mystery.

As a visitor of Angkor Wat, sometimes you may overlook this beautiful nymph when you pass through a gate of the building. You should turn back on the gate and look up a bit higher to see the nymph, the hidden beauty on the wall, especially in the corner of a gate. The ornaments of headdress, jewelry and smooth drapery fabric she wore described her ‘grade’. And check out the difference between the nymphs, you will be amazed!

In response to Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme of Corner

 

 

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