Saturday, 15 December 2012

481 LA - Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape (2001)

Brief Description

"The Champasak cultural landscape, including the Vat Phou Temple complex, is a remarkably well-preserved planned landscape more than 1,000 years old. It was shaped to express the Hindu vision of the relationship between nature and humanity, using an axis from mountain top to river bank to lay out a geometric pattern of temples, shrines and waterworks extending over some 10 km. Two planned cities on the banks of the Mekong River are also part of the site, as well as Phou Kao mountain. The whole represents a development ranging from the 5th to 15th centuries, mainly associated with the Khmer Empire."


"占巴塞文化景观,包括瓦普神庙建筑群,是一处完好保留了1000多年的人类文化景观。占巴塞文化景观,以山顶至河岸为轴心,在方圆 10公里的地方,整齐而有规划地建造了一系列庙宇、神殿和水利设施,完美表达了古代印度文明中天人关系的文化理念。占巴塞文化景观还包括湄公河两岸的两座 文化名城和普高山,体现了公元5世纪到15世纪以高棉帝国为代表的老挝文化发展概况。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of SLLiew from postcrossing forum

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