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.
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.
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
This Tree looks Marvelous Really i want see in real life
It's a very mysterious temple remain. So beautiful place.
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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.
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.
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.
Yes. The temple remains are coalescing with the nature now. Very beautiful scene.