Temples of Angkor : A Basho Film

You wait for three months for a new Basho Film and then two come along at once!

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In this film we visit amazing Angkor Wat, Cambodia and the other “Temples of Angkor”

Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) (Khmer: ?????????), is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.

After spending 3 days over Xmas 2008 in Siem Reap, and recording over 2 hours of footage of our exploration of these amazing structures, I couldn’t help but make a short film to celebrate them.

However, Understanding Angkor is not easy, so I enlisted the help from the MP3 library of philosopher Alan Watts.

There is a lot more to say about Angkor, it is by far the best temple complex I have ever visited, but this will await the blog entry on the area, which is 50% complete.

Hope you enjoy, and please leave a comment.

Temples of Angkor from Basho Matsuo on Vimeo.

2016-10-18T18:53:20+00:00

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