Guess The Big Reclining Buddha

Being a solo traveler, until now I’d never used a local guide when I explore the temples in Angkor Archaeological Park. The info about those temples are hugely provided in the internet. Beside that, I have some books about Angkor temples at home. (Although honestly, most of the time I didn’t read it carefully 😀 )

I believe that if I want to know something related to Angkor temples, I can google it or just read books. Everything is there…

But, one day you will pay the paper!

It’s about Reclining Buddha in Baphuon Temple!

I have read somewhere that there’s a Reclining Buddha in Baphuon temple. But what came into my mind at that time was the usual image of Reclining Buddha as I saw in almost Buddhist temples. Nothing can surprise me. The image of Reclining Buddha is similar everywhere.

Then I had a chance to go to Baphuon temple.

That time, I walked floor by floor, explored every corner looking for the Reclining Buddha. I didn’t find it! I went to the top floor, usually the Buddha image was there but again, I could not find it. Nothing. I did not want to give up. I did it again from the base to the top for the second time. But, nothing! I could not find it in the Baphuon Temple.

At the end I got a feeling of cheating ! 😀

I followed a group of tourists and hope that I have a quick chance to talk to their guide. Hope that he would give me a free information about Reclining Buddha and how lucky I was. He told about the Reclining Buddha quickly, it’s on the backside of the temple. See from the ground.

Then I run to the backyard of the temple. I looked at the temple with puzzled face. I saw nothing. But again, how lucky I was. A young guy near me told his friends with finger appointed somewhere.

That’s the head!

I tried to follow his finger and… finally I got the picture. Wow!!!


This post was written in response to the weekly challenge from Celina’s Blog, Srei’s Notes, Cerita Riyanti, and also A Rhyme In My Heart, -similar to the old Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress-, which is the 29th week of 2020 has the theme of  Big, so we are encouraged ourselves to write articles weekly. If you are interested to take part in this challenge, we welcome you… and of course we will be very happy!

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