Magic moments in Khmer heritage

What a magical spectacle - there is information regarding this event on the Tourism in Thailand website.

There is a way to calculate when this will happen - if I can find out without doing it I will - but this reminds me of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - but this is REAL.   The sunlight passes through 15 doorways to achieve this effect and only 4 times a year!!!!\

"These spectacular solar-related events, that also bear religious significance in the Hindu faithful, span just three days –- 2, 3 and 4 April. The second day is considered the most auspicious as the sun is visible dead centre of the outer doorway of this Khmer Hindu temple. Sun rays cast light through 15 aligned doorways that span 75 metres of the temple’s inner courtyard illuminating a revered lingam deep in the main sanctuary."

"Astrologers have also predicted that an extraordinary astro-archaeological phenomenon will occur at sunset (17.17 hrs) during the March 5-7 period and again at sunrise (06.00 hrs.) during the April 2 - 4 period this year."

The date to do this is the 2nd to the 4th of April, so I have missed it this year so next year I will try to put this in the diary.  It is known as the "Ascent of the Mountain Annual Festival of the "Festival of the Thousand year Miracle of the Phanom Rung Grand Shrine." 

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