Edition:
India
Pictures | Mon Jul 17, 2017 | 5:45pm IST

Cambodian temple joins UNESCO list

Roots shroud a relief at Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia.  

REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Roots shroud a relief at Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Roots shroud a relief at Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
1 / 14
Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. The archaeological site has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries. 


REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. The archaeological site has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. The archaeological site has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
2 / 14
The vestiges of the city cover an area of 25 square kilometres and include a walled city center as well as numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal, unique specimens of their genre in southeast Asia.

REUTERS/Samrang Pring

The vestiges of the city cover an area of 25 square kilometres and include a walled city center as well as numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal, unique specimens of their genre in southeast Asia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

The vestiges of the city cover an area of 25 square kilometres and include a walled city center as well as numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal, unique specimens of their genre in southeast Asia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
3 / 14
A sculpture at Sambor Prei Kuk. Decorated sandstone elements in the site are characteristic of the pre-Angkor decorative idiom, known as the Sambor Prei Kuk Style. 



REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A sculpture at Sambor Prei Kuk. Decorated sandstone elements in the site are characteristic of the pre-Angkor decorative idiom, known as the Sambor Prei Kuk Style. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A sculpture at Sambor Prei Kuk. Decorated sandstone elements in the site are characteristic of the pre-Angkor decorative idiom, known as the Sambor Prei Kuk Style. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
4 / 14
Roots cover a wall at Sambor Prei Kuk. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period.

REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Roots cover a wall at Sambor Prei Kuk. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Roots cover a wall at Sambor Prei Kuk. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
5 / 14
A relief at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
6 / 14
A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
7 / 14
A tree at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tree at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tree at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
8 / 14
A relief is pictured at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief is pictured at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief is pictured at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
9 / 14
Tourist visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourist visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourist visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
10 / 14
Tourists visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourists visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourists visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
11 / 14
A woman pray inside of a temple at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A woman pray inside of a temple at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A woman pray inside of a temple at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
12 / 14
A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
13 / 14
A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Close
14 / 14

Next Slideshows

India this week

Pictures from around the country from the week that was.

16 Jul 2017

Dancing under water

Synchronized performances from the FINA Aquatics World Championships.

14 Jul 2017

Unlikely animal friendships

From inseparable pals to surprising bonds between predator and prey - animals form the unlikeliest of friendships.

14 Jul 2017

Floods in Assam

Pictures from Assam, where floods have displaced more than a million people and inundated a national park.

14 Jul 2017

MORE IN PICTURES

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Thousands protest Polish court overhaul

Thousands protest Polish court overhaul

Tens of thousands of Poles protest against a new law that allows parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying a European Union warning that the move undermines democracy and the rule of law.

The ruins of Mosul

The ruins of Mosul

Scenes of devastation after the battle to retake the Iraqi city from Islamic State.

FINA World Aquatics Championships

FINA World Aquatics Championships

Highlights from the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Best of IAAF ParaAthletics

Best of IAAF ParaAthletics

Highlights from the IAAF World ParaAthletics Championships in London.

The case of Charlie Gard

The case of Charlie Gard

The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have been fighting a legal battle to send their critically ill son to the United States for experimental therapy, but Britain's courts have refused permission on the grounds it would prolong his suffering without any realistic prospect of it helping.

Taliban car bomb attack in Kabul

Taliban car bomb attack in Kabul

A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul, killing dozens and wounding more than 40, government officials said.

Best of Comic-Con

Best of Comic-Con

Highlights from the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego.

England beat India to lift cricket World Cup

England beat India to lift cricket World Cup

England beat India by nine runs to win cricket World Cup.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast