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Neak Pean - Central Sanctuary

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Two female travelers rest on top of the steps of the temple's platform. In the middle is the lotus shaped sanctuary rising up from the central pond. The arrangement of ponds at Neak Pean is pure symbolism. Four small ponds surrounding a central one is said to represent the sacred Himalayan lake of Anavatapta.

 

Angkor, Cambodia

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Taken on July 17, 2010