National Geographic : 1912 Mar
1ieulehls Uollection PAGODA TO THE LATE KING NORODOM, AT PNOM PENH This monument is a good illustration of very bad taste, strongly contrasting in this respectwith theancient works, por tions of which are used in the composition. Kings, princes, and dignitaries devote a part of theirfortune tobuilding monuments like this. They thus acquire merit in the eyes of Buddha and gain their supreme reward of Nirvana. The pyramids atthe corners of this pagoda are designed to receive the ashes of the donor or of members of his family.