Friday, May 19, 2006

Temple Madness

I visted a dozen or so temples in three days and took roughly 500 pictures just of the ruins. I was completely mesmerized by them and can't even begin to describe how beautiful they are in person. The pictures don't really do them justice. What added to the magic of the place was that the temples are still being used by buddhist monks. The statues are robed, there are people worshiping, and the smell of incense fills the air. There are also the ever present sounds of the jungle, musicians in the temples playing traditional music, and the chatter of the locals. I wish I could convey he presence and power of these places, but I cannot. You will just have to see it for yourself!

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