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photoblog image Bike Tour 2019 #25

Bike Tour 2019 #25

[Image by Ray]

 

Close to the border, and near the start of the escarpment, we discover Elephant Temple. There were no signs that we recognised, so the discovery was made with our combined Gut Feel.

 

It is a small site, and Nature is working hard on recovering Her goods, but there is enough here for us to recognize that this was once a very elegant and unusual Temple. The stone seem to have been cut with great procision, and the carvings are elegant.

 

Nearbuy, at the top of the escarpment, is the major site that we know as Ta Meung, which I have visited many times from the Thailand side...more on this tomorrow.

 

[Image by Koen]

 

Bike Tour 2019 #25

[Image by Ray]

 

Close to the border, and near the start of the escarpment, we discover Elephant Temple. There were no signs that we recognised, so the discovery was made with our combined Gut Feel.

 

It is a small site, and Nature is working hard on recovering Her goods, but there is enough here for us to recognize that this was once a very elegant and unusual Temple. The stone seem to have been cut with great procision, and the carvings are elegant.

 

Nearbuy, at the top of the escarpment, is the major site that we know as Ta Meung, which I have visited many times from the Thailand side...more on this tomorrow.

 

[Image by Koen]

 

comments (11)

Jolis vestiges. La taille des racines est impressionnante.
Ray: Mère Nature au travail.
I do love how Mother Nature is taking it back...
Ray: A favorite ending for me, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2019, 06:17
I would be interested to get a closer look at the carvings on the top stones Ray. There might be clues there..
Ray: The carvings and stone cutting precision is substantially more advanced than can be seen on the major site at the top of the escarpment and about 2 Km from this site, Chris...my feeling is this site was created 50-100 years later and metal tools may have been invented in that time.
Toujours interessant de découvrir ces vestiges ..a demain pour la suite
Ray: Il y a beaucoup de ces endroits vieux de 1000 ans dans la région où nous vivons, Chaudine, et j'adore les visiter.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2019, 07:05
I can see that the stones were cut with better precision than in some other ruins. Naturae is doing its bets to cover the remains.
Ray: Yes...those were my observations also, Alan. I did wonder if this might have been an experimental site toward the end of the 100 years in which most Khmer Antiquities were created.There is very little known about this period.
As you say Ray these stones have been cut with great skill and precision
Ray: As soon as we approached this site it became evident there were different techniques in play than at the other sites, Bill.
i can see what you mean about the bricks, thank you for pointing out my attention to them, Ray.
Ray: There are several different styles of Khmer antiquities, Ayush, but this one stands out.
Your "combined gut feel" served you well, Ray!
Ray: We know each other quite well, and are able to work together without egos betting in the way, Ginnie.
Mother Nature is winning!
Ray: Oh yes, and I like that outcome, Tom.
Nature is certainly taking everything back.
Ray: She plays an excellent long game, Brian.
It seems sad that someone, even locals wouldn't try to keep the climbing roots and suckers down.

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