Following on from our previous post on Phnom Penh’s Wat Kean Kleang here are some photographs of the excellent paintings we mentioned that are to be found on the wooden doors and window shutters of the old viharn or main worshipping hall. Couldn’t ascertain exactly how old they were – 100 years or so (?) – and sadly we’re not sure how much longer they’re going to be around, completely exposed as they are to the elements and painted on wood that’s showing distinct signs of rotting. We’d assume that much of the worst damage in the lower parts of the panels must be from flood damage. Anyway, without further ado, here are some photos of some of the best remaining images.
No captions for the images since apart from saying they seem to be scenes from the life of Buddha we’re not expert enough to be able to say exactly what’s going on!
The colours have faded noticeably just in the few years we’ve been visiting so check them out whilst they’re still there. Wat Kean Kleang, as well as Koh Dach, are included on our ‘Beyond Angkor‘, off the beaten track Cambodia tour. Cheers!