Saturday, July 17, 2010
Oh my goodness I got a picture loaded! The picture is the front of Wat Phnom. The multi-headed snake on the railing is known as the Naga. The Naga is suppose to bring prosperity. During the Angkor period (Cambodias most prosperous time) there is a legend about the Naga and the King. It is said the Naga would come to the king every night in the form of a beautiful women. As long as she cameto him every night and he laid with her, the kingdom would continue to thrive. However, one night the Naga rejected the king. Soon after the kingdom was abandoned and prosperity no longer came.