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Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world. Nearest town is Siem Reab. When I explored this massive complex one could move about freely. Today there are restrictions, roped off sections, climbing bans, and off-limit zones. Permits are required.

Pictured here is Kamadhenu, a Gou Mata also known as Surabhi and is considered a divine bovine-goddess described in Hinduism as the mother of all cows. ... She is a miraculous "cow of plenty". These families may hope this is possible. Today families or individuals like these might not be able approach this close. It is a climb up a high hill to get here, but there is a view of many parts of Angkor not available anywhere else. Catching anyone here respectfully actively in worship is not common however there are many locations where Hindu worship is performed here. The Temple complex has a mix of both Hindu and Buddhism beliefs.

Thanks for viewing, Enjoy your weekend.
drt00 David

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