This landing stage, graced with lions and serpents, looks out over Srah Srang, an artificial lake that was built in the 10th century in the temple complex of Angkor in Cambodia. The name means 'royal bath', and the stone steps and statues were added in the late 12th or early 13th century. One of the most tranquil views on the planet — paradoxically, as at the time of this shot there was an artillery barrage going on a few miles away, during the civil war.
Photo ID: 10425_06_Srah_Srang
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 31.5 Mpixels (90 MB uncompressed) - 7978x3945 pixels (26.5x13.1 in / 67.5x33.4 cm at 300 ppi)