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Photo of the day: Cambodian custodian

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

One thing that struck me about the world famous Angkor Wat is that much of it is still a living, breathing temple.  Little nooks and alcoves and platforms tucked deep in center chambers, or in between trees, or on tops of the structures, are actively used by locals and pilgrims as sacred sites, with freshly lit incense, offerings and bright cloth wrappings given to their Buddhas.  Here a caretaker sweeps the ground near one of the outdoor Buddhas, this one in better condition than many.

Angkor Wat was crowded when we visited around the Christmas holiday, but worth the trip, immense, unbelievable, ancient, but still alive.

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