The Lost City of Angkor Wat & the Mysteries of a Great Asian Civilisation

By WALTER MASON— Angkor Wat is a vast stone temple at the heart of an ancient stone city. But at the ends of its corridors and the centres of its hidden rooms lie surprising Buddhist shrines still active in a place abandoned for hundreds of years. These Buddhist statues are imposters, hasty late additions to a religious building constructed to accommodate the myths and rituals of Hinduism. They are splendid still, some draped incongruously in new and garish orange robes, the polyester … [Read more...]