Cambodia - Temple of Preah Vihear

"Situated on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia, the Temple of Preah Vihear is dedicated to Shiva. The Temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases over an 800 metre long axis and dates back to the first half of the 11th century AD. Nevertheless, its complex history can be traced to the 9th century, when the hermitage was founded. This site is particularly well preserved, mainly due to its remote location. The site is exceptional for the quality of its architecture, which is adapted to the natural environment and the religious function of the temple, as well as for the exceptional quality of its carved stone ornamentation.” Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Preah Vihear with the Cambodia flag flying high as the area here is disputed by Thailand. Thanks to Titan of Cambodia.




Postcard 2
Ponleu Khmer Printing House of Preah Vihear. Laotian stamp of China Tiananmen used. Thanks to Ilona from Cambodia.





Postcard 3
A beautiful postcard of Temple of Preah Vihear of Cambodia. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose surrounding territory is disputed by Cambodia and Thailand. Nice colorful Cambodian stamps used including a matching UNESCO stamp of Temple Preah Vihear. Thanks so much to Victor of Singapore who was visiting Cambodia.





Postcard 4
I bought this postcard in Siem Reap and got this postcard cancelled at Siem Reap Post Office on March 17, 2017.





Postcard 5
I bought this postcard in Siem Reap.




Postcard 6
I bought this postcard in Siem Reap.




Postcard 7
I bought this postcard in Siem Reap.




Postcard 8
I bought this postcard in Siem Reap.





Postcard 9
I bought this postcard in Siem Reap.




Postcard 10
This is a black and white and more expensive postcard of Preah Vihear that I bought at the gift shop in Siem Reap National Museum.

1 comment:

  1. Postcard 3: Look like it should be "Cambodian" stamp of China Tiananmen.

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