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Border Station Buddhist Shrine - Kaam Samnor, Cambodia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 10° 55.502 E 105° 10.831
48P E 519725 N 1207695
Quick Description: This impressive Buddhist shrine is erected near the immigration office at Kaamsamnar Kohrokar border checkpoint in Cambodia.
Location: Cambodia
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 1:17:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMEA00
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Kaamsamnar Kohrokar is the Cambodian immigration station along the Mekong River at the border with Vietnam.

The beautifully decorated golden shrine houses a standing statue who, like in the popular Zen parable, is probably "pointing a finger to the moon". I found no information on the Web except that it is a Buddhist shrine. My best guess is that the statue depicts a bodhisattva wearing a Roman soldier costume. The bodhisattva Manjushri is usually depicted with a sword in his right hand as a symbol of wisdom.

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Open to visitors?: Yes

Photography Permitted Inside?: Yes

Statue of the Buddha present?: Yes

Related Website: Not listed

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Photos of the shrine are strongly encouraged when permitted otherwise please refrain from taking pictures inside and in any case, generally have respect for the religious nature of the site.

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