Monday, January 16, 2012

Roluos Group: Lolei, Preah Ko, and Bakong

Dating from the late 9th century, this cluster of temples is less trodden by tourists and is a good example of early Khmer architecture. Aggressive trinketeers abound, but it is a nice locale for an afternoon trudge through the think blanket of humidity.

Inside the Lolei complex is a technicolor-daydream Theravada pagoda where young adherents to the faith drift in and out of long shadows. 

Many of the earlier temples were built using brick instead of the laterite and sandstone popular during the middle and late Khmer periods.

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