There are several Victory Gates in the King's City of Angkor. I went to two of them. Both of them are well preserved. The facial expression of the portrait on the top of the gate is not completely weathered. The carvings on the walls are still clearly visible. It's worth appreciating.
There are several Victory Gates in the King's City of Angkor. I went to two of them. Both of them are well preserved. The facial expression of the portrait on the top of the gate is not completely weathered. The sculpture on the wall is still clearly visible, and the sacred charm still exists. Fortunately, there are so many scenic spots in King's City of Angkor. I took pictures of my family here for half a day. No one came to argue with me.
The structure of the gate is the same as that of the South Gate, but there are very few visitors, only passing vehicles. There are ramps on both sides of the door to climb the wall. The driver took us to the right wall. There are two big trees on the wall, and there are smiling heads that can be photographed at close range.
Greater Angkor is also known as the Angkor City, because it was once the capital of the most prosperous Dynasty in Cambodian history, the Zhenla Dynasty. It was built by the greatest emperor in Cambodian history, King Luyabamo VII. The King's City is a square building complex with solid walls and moats outside. We enter Great Angkor from the Victory Gate in the northeast. Besides the Victory Gate, the King's City has four gates in the southeast and northwest. There is a stone bridge in front of Shengli Gate connecting the city outside. Stone Bridge is also very religious. On one side of the railing is a row of statues of gods, on the other side is a row of statues of Asura. The gods are kind and ferocious. They ride on the king of snakes and cooperate with good and evil only once - "stirring the milk sea. Many of the stone statues are already fragmented, with the most skulls missing. Perhaps these lost skulls are lying quietly in the museums of a developed country, waiting for the day when they return to their bodies.
It was almost dusk (5 p.m.) when I arrived at the Barong Temple. The inclined sunset was shining on the top of the Buddhist temple, but it was about to disappear. I could not bear the fatigue and rushed to the high platform to shoot frequently. Under the golden sunset, the "smile" seemed more mysterious and moving. When I had just circled, "Smile" faded with the last ray of sunlight falling into the woods. Lucky. I almost missed the best moment.
The gates are just like the gates of the magic world. Against the backdrop of the tall tropical trees around them and the green moss on the gates, they are even more mysterious and ancient. They seem to go into the elf kingdom or Hogwarts or something. They are so tall that cars can pass through and the Khmer smiles on the top.
A towering ancient tree grows on the wall of Shenglimen Gate. Standing under the city wall, I just lamented the greatness of the Zhenla Dynasty, which was able to build this stone empire. Looking up at the tree trunk, you have to submit to the miraculous power of nature.