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photoblog image Ta Kwai #4

Ta Kwai #4

Here some folks, Tim, Aay and Na have got into the picture to give a sense of scale to the Stupa...they are chatting with a friendly Thai soldier who demonstrated he has some little knowledge of the history of the site.

 

There is a Thai Army camp right next to the site, and Thailand seems determined that Ta Kwai will continue to be their asset despite protests from the Cambodia government.

Ta Kwai #4

Here some folks, Tim, Aay and Na have got into the picture to give a sense of scale to the Stupa...they are chatting with a friendly Thai soldier who demonstrated he has some little knowledge of the history of the site.

 

There is a Thai Army camp right next to the site, and Thailand seems determined that Ta Kwai will continue to be their asset despite protests from the Cambodia government.

comments (9)

  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 27 Aug 2015, 06:12
This certainly gives a better idea of size, Ray
Ray: I believe this is taller than most, Lisl, and I think it is very pleasingly shaped.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Aug 2015, 06:23
A gorgeous Stupa - yes, I noticed the soldier already yesterday.
Ray: This is a Thai soldier, Philine...in the previous picture the soldier was Cambodian.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Aug 2015, 06:40
Let us sincerely hope peace prevails at this place, it would be ironic is it didn't..
Ray: Occasionally these guys are ordered to shoot at each other, Chris. I have not heard of any casualties so I feel the soldiers may be keener on co-habitation.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Aug 2015, 07:55
Sounds like a war could break out iof they're not careful. I'm in awe at the skill of the builders of the Stupa.
Ray: Occasionally the two governments get silly with each other and then things get hostile on the border and the access roads are closed.

I think this is a very fine building, Alan.
The size of this Stupa is quite impressive Ray!
Ray: It is so tall that I wonder how the engineers of the time were able to place capstones that weighed a ton or more on the top, Richard.
Quite tall isn't it. Why can't the two governments just beg to differ and let everybody, whoever they are, enjoy the wonder of ancient history, or is that too simple!
It does look impressive, lets hope common sense prevails so everyone can continue to visit and enjoy
I love the look of the forest. Old ruins like this are so impressive!
I'm enjoying your series.

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