A giant stone face looks out over the ruins of Banteay Chhmar, one of the largest Khmer temple cities, situated in a remote area of northwest Cambodia. Built between the late 12th and early 13th centuries during the reign of King Jayavarman VII, it is in the same architectural style as the Bayon at Angkor, and has the same face-towers. These represent the Compassionate Bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara but are also in the likeness of Jayavarman.
Photo ID: 12298_05_BanteayChhmar
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 55.7 Mpixels (159 MB uncompressed) - 10690x5207 pixels (35.6x17.3 in / 90.5x44.1 cm at 300 ppi)