Nāga Serpent Sculpture at Angkor Wat in Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia - Encircle Photos

2 Nāga Serpent Sculpture at Angkor Wat in Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Before crossing the footbridge into Angkor Wat, you are greeted by this seven-headed nāga sculpture forming part of the balustrade. The serpents have been carved into a fan resembling a cobra’s hood. According to legend, the Khmer people were born from this reptilian race who hailed from the Netherworld. An odd number represents infinity and immortality.

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Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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