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Cigarettes, water, incense and coconuts for God - Koh Ker - Cambodia | by Lucie et Philippe
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Cigarettes, water, incense and coconuts for God - Koh Ker - Cambodia

Across the site of Koh Ker there are many prasat or tower sanctuaries. A couple still feature an enormous linga on a yoni that provides space for several people. The outlet for the water that was sanctified by running it over the linga can be seen in the outside wall of one of them. In other cases, three prasat stand next to each other, dedicated to Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Most of them are surrounded by libraries and enclosures, many also had moats. At that time, the roofs were still made of wood. Today, only the holes for the beams remain in the stone structures.

  

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Taken on December 19, 2011