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Headless Buddha, Ta Prohm

Headless Buddha, Ta Prohm

This shot of a headless Buddha statue was taken in Ta Prohm during my third day in Siem Reap. I had been puzzled by these headless Buddha which can bee seen in many wats. Upon further investigation, local people told me that when the ruins were discovered, many of the statue's heads were stolen as collector's items and put on display in Western museums. Some of the statues were also damaged and destroyed by the Khmer Rouge during the 70's.

tattso This photo was shot on film. Taken by tattso with a Rolleicord V loaded with Ilford Delta 400 (120mm) film in siem reap, Cambodia. These tags describe this photo: boating, river, siem reap, cambodia, buddhist, temple, lubitel, lomo, lomography, film, 6x6, square format, south east asia, tat tso, angkor wat, bayon temple, monk, zoe chan, ta prohm, and tonle sap. This photo can also be found in the album Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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