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Phnom Kulen Linga River

The 1,000-lingual river owes its name to the images of Hindu gods, their spouses and more than 1,000 slings carved into the bed and banks of the Siem Reap River in Phnom Kulen. The lanyards are a symbol of the essence of God Shiva and were built to purify the water of the river and make it fertile to then irrigate the rice fields.

The 1,000-lingual river owes its name to the images of Hindu gods, their spouses and more than 1,000 slings carved into the bed and banks of the Siem Reap River in Phnom Kulen. The lanyards are a symbol of the essence of God Shiva and were built to purify the water of the river and make it fertile to then irrigate the rice fields. Along with the slings, we find several sculptures on the river bank that represent various scenes and inscriptions. The most recurring scene is the re-creation of the fallen world in chaos. The sculptures and slings date back to the reign of King Udayadityavarman II and the workmanship and techniques used to create them more than a thousand years ago astonished archaeologists and scholars as the king changed course to sculpt the lanyards the bed of the river.

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Ta Keo

Ta Keo

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Bakong Temple

Bakong Temple

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Preah Khan Temple

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Kbal Spean

Kbal Spean

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West Baray

West Baray

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Wat Tang Tok

Wat Tang Tok

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Cambodia Landmine Museum

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Preah Khan Kompong Svay

Preah Khan Kompong Svay

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Prasat Sras Damrei

Prasat Sras Damrei

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Bayon Temple Trips

Bayon Temple Trips

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