Friday, December 17, 2010

Statues

A few strange looking statues I've seen around, the first is at the  pagoda near the Tonle Bati ruins, showing mythical figures riding on Chinese zodiac animals. The second is a Neak Ta or guardian spirit that in this case looks like a monkey, on Oudong mountain. the third is a semi-naked woman and a bear or something at a restaurant near Takeo city, and the last is an old man getting chased up a tree, again near Tonle Bati. There's a story behind this one but unfortunately I don't know it.





2 comments:

Ta Mab said...

the two last photo is from a previous life of Buddha in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vessantara_Jataka

phnompenhpast said...

Thanks, I knew there was some significance to it but had no idea what.