National Geographic : 1935 Oct
© National Geographic society THESE MAN-COC GIRLS WERE LIVING CHECKER "MEN" Sometimes visitors to Nguyenbinh are treated to a game of checkers with human pieces arranged in their honor on a broad field marked by bamboo squares. This six-foot Juno standing beneath banana plants was "captured" early in the game (see color Plate XVI). Finlay Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams ANCIENT STONE COBRAS FLANK AMODERN HIGHWAY Paved roads are the French weapons against jealous tropical jungles. Where obscure trails weremarked bythe lifted heads of sacred serpents automobiles now dash through green tunnels, carrying visitors tothe mighty temple of AngkorWat.