National Geographic : 1928 Sep
© National Geographic Society NAGA RADIATES GRACE AND POWER The great serpent demigod was deeply venerated by the founders of Angkor as the parent of their race. The vibrant strength and beauty of his sculptured image are among the highest achievements of Khmer art. Autochromes by(ervais Courtellemont CAMBODIAN BUNGALOWS ARE BUILT ON STILTS The primary reason for placing nearly allhabitations several feet above the ground is to avoid their destruction intheflood season. However, the practice alsosafeguards thehomes from snakes.