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Ta Prohm

I had traveled in Cambodia March 2011. 
It's Ta Prohm, which is one of the big remains of ancient Hindu temples near Angkor Wat in Siem-Reap Cambodia. (It was built as a Mahayana Buddhist temple at first, and changed to a Hindu temple afterward.)
Present Cambodia is a country of Buddhism. But ancient Cambodia -there had been a big wealthy kingdom for several hundred years- was a country of Hindu.
After the end of ancient kingdom, those dazzling temples had gradually changed to the calm remains which are covered with trees and roofs in a forest. When I stood in the remain alone, I was able to enjoy a mysterious atmosphere like in the world of Indiana Jones.


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Hindu has been the religion of India since far ancient ages. There are a lot of gods in the world of Hindu. Burahma, Visnu, Siva and so on. Ganesa is also the very famous and popular god, who takes charge of wealth and studies and has an elephant head.
Cultures of ancient India had spread to the widespread areas of Asia. They were introduced in the most faraway Far East Asia Japan with Buddhism via East Asia 1,500 years ago. Buddhism was born in ancient India and shares a lot of gods and religious words with Hindu.
Old Japanese had called India "Tenjiku" for a long time. Tenjiku was a country where Buddha was born. Japanese longed and thought Tenjiku was a beautiful country like the heaven.
Ancient civilization in India is like a bright lighthouse for Asian, like ancient Greece and Rome for European.

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DanielWolff-Gallery Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Professional
Outstanding! A Magical image and a great capture.
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Shing94 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... this is a real place? o.o
It looks the same like a place from a game! o.o
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright that is... it has striking similarities to one ofhte places featured there! o.o
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xXLegendary-FuryXx Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Oh MY!!!!!!!!This is Really photo??:o (Eek) 
This Tree looks Marvelous Really i want see in real lifeNod 
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. ^^
It's a very mysterious temple remain. So beautiful place. :) 
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xXLegendary-FuryXx Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Awesome!!!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. :D
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xXLegendary-FuryXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
:3 
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TrapicheSapphire Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Hello, my name is adem, say that is a beautiful photography! May i use some of your photos in my homesite (webpage)? it is about beautiful, special, and extraordinary things. i am trying to put togather a page about philosophy, nature, and all other things that are beautiful and makes life worth living :) you can view it on "extravagantclothes.com" i am going to change the sites name soon. =)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello.
Thank you. I'm glad you are interested in my submissions. :)

Yes. Of course. But don't forger a credit. ^^
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TrapicheSapphire Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Student General Artist
may i use all of them? =) there are cuite a few so in this way it will be easier rather then having to ask for every single one. And ofcourse il credit! =)
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Mr-Pokon Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Reminds me of something that could've been in Uncharted! Looks like an awesome place to explore ^^
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. ^^
Reminds me of Indiana Jones. :D
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017   Writer
Looks ominous
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mysterious. Not ominous.
Nature is powerful and great. We will also go back to the ground after our death and become a part of nature as ancient temples. :)
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017   Writer
Didn't say I don't like ominous ^^
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ConstableMerle Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
I see this, and I hear: "I am Groot"
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Groot, there you are! :D
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Imadiv Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, amazing 
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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WidePixels Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very amazing
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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WidePixels Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome
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DobharChu Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazingly beautiful Wow! !!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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a456099 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
真是罕见的一种大自然的艺术!
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lumenix Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Very nice!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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maryland-virginia Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Such a very mysterious and beautiful temple..Its very old yet full of memories from the past..
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a very beautiful place. :)
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akitawolfmon Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Very mystical, it's beautiful^^
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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BerryTurtle Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Wikipedia shows Ta Prohm as being built as one of the early Mahayana Buddhist temples by an early Buddhist king, Jayavarman VII. His immediate predecessors were Hindu, except for one earlier Buddhist king. It says this one was built in honor of his mother, and another in honor of his father.
I usually get the impression however that the Buddhism/Hinduism split is not as big as it seems, since sometimes the Hindu gods seem to have converted to Buddhism and became Buddhist saints.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoops. Thank you. I added a comment about a transition of Ta Prohm just now. ^^;
I remember Preah Khan -one of the famous temples near Angkor Wat- was a Mahayana temple.
But I had forgotten Ta Prohm was also a Mahayana temple at first as Preak Khan. It was changed to a Hindu temple (probably after a death of Jayavarman VII). He is a rare king among the then Khmer kings because he made much account of Mahayana Buddhism more than Hindu. 
I know there are some Mahayana temple remains near Angkor Wat. If you are interesting in temple remains, Preah Khan is just very interesting historical records. There are a lot of caved relieves of Buddhist saints. But all of them were cut their face... You can look a religious opposition and a power struggle in ancient times. :)
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Nice.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Your welcome. :)
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wotawota Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Wow! Fantastic view! Excellent photo indeed!! Now it looks like real temple of the nature!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
Yes. The temple remains are coalescing with the nature now. Very beautiful scene. :)
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WhiteWolf--84 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! That's impressive! Beautiful shot! :clap:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Sure thing!
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Whoa, that is a visual marvel.....
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. :D
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BlackMindThePony Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
beautiful :)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Tienala Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist
Wow! This is so beautiful!  :love:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Tienala Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist
No problem!  :D
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Therawolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo :'o That looks funny :D Nice photo :heart:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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