Saturday, November 27, 2010

Monkey business

After the sunflower fields and lunch on Thursday we went to Pra Prang Sam Yot (Temple of the Three Prongs) which is a Khmer style temple built around 1200. Each prong represent the three Hindu deities: Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer.

Oh yes, and the temple is overrun by monkeys.

This (on the left) is Rambo, the alpha male, or 'the King' as they called him. I couldn't think where I'd seen him before until Husband asked why I was singing 'I'm the King of the Jungle; a jungle VIP.' (Updated to say that you HAVE to go and look at this YouTube. What a totally brilliant, genius piece of work.)


Mary Mary said...

Love the monkeys! Next thing you know, you'll be singing "I've got a lovely batch of coconuts, diddly-dee . . . "

Debs said...

I love the look of this temple, but have to admit that monkeys terrify me. Love the photos.

Fran said...

I shall have that song going through my head all day now, having looked at the video. So much fun on a cold, bitter day. Ooh, ooh, ooh, I wanna be like you-ooh-ooh (boop-boop-te-doo) ... See?

Jenny Beattie said...

Mary Mary, oh dear. Yes, I probably will.

Debs, someone I know didn't come because of the monkeys. They were a bit...errr... cheeky but one of the locals made sure they kept away... mostly.

Fran, I can report that when I went to bed at 10pm last night I was STILL singing it! I hope it's better for you.

Kat W said...

Oh WOW - that is amazing seeing all those monkeys running free around the temple. They're very cute! It would be hard to imagine the equivalent thing happening here - I mean imagine St Paul's Cathedral with monkeys on the pews and swinging from the rafters. Lol.

Love this!
Kat Xx

Megan said...

Ahhhh, I am now completely freaked out by monkeys since my run-in with them a few weeks ago. They look cute, but they're evil!