Apr 192013
 

After reading everything I could get my hands on at the Cambodian Landmine Museum – a stop that was both heartwrenching and heartwarming – my driver and I continued down the main road to the last of the “far-away destinations” I’d elected to see: Kbal Spean, the River of a Thousand Lingas…




Note: These posts are behind realtime; the above took place in March, 2012.

  6 Responses to “Exploring Angkor: River Of A Thousand Lingas”

  1. “Mmm, salty!” cute puppy! I bet you wanted to keep him!

    Who took the pics of you? The driver?

    I think the riverbed was awesome.

    Because all those little knobs are supposed to be…well, knobs.

    It peaked my interest enough to do a Google search to find out why they would carve all those knobs, I found on Wiki that they possibly represent Shiva Lingam. Shiva Lingam has been interpreted as a symbol representation Formless, Universe Bearer & a Complete One, the oval shaped stone is resembling mark of the Universe and bottom base as the Supreme Power holding the entire Universe in it. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingam

    Does that sound right, Justin? Either way, the whole riverbed looks like alligator skin now! Really cool!

    Another interesting post! STOKED on the new content and post format!

    • >>Who took the pics of you? The driver?

      No, there were a few Cambodian hikers so I just grabbed one of them.

      >>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingam

      Interesting! I did read a little bit of this in my guidebook while there, but not nearly as much detail as Wiki.

      >>Does that sound right, Justin?

      Haha well, your research is as good as mine 😉

      >>Another interesting post! STOKED on the new content and post format!

      Glad to hear it! 🙂

  2. Awesome river carvings. Eww to the puppy (you knew that was coming) 😛

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