Chaotic boundaries in Khmer heritage

Davenport, Daniel R. (2005) Chaotic boundaries in Khmer heritage. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Khmer sites often incorporate natural features into their design. In some cases these natural features were probably more important elements of the sacred landscape than the temples themselves. A good example of this is the monument at Wat Phou in Laos, where the sacred linga mountain and accompanying representation of the yoni (the Mekong river) have been recognised as an integral part of that area’s heritage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Davenport, Daniel R.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Khmer sites; temples; setting; sacred landscape; management
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 07. Management plan
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Wat Phou, Laos
UNESCO WHC Number: 481
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 09:55
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/274

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