National Geographic : 1951 Apr
U National Geographic Society 472 'ainting Iy Jean Despluols A Cremation Pyre's Kitelike Banners Sing in the Breeze Like Aeolian Harps This spired pavilion, seen in Siemreap, shelters the body and pyre of a Buddhist priest. Though built of inflammable bamboo and paper, it will not be given to the flames but will be dismantled. Buddhist monks in their yellow togalike robes of humility face the pavilion. Squatting Annamese eat rice sold by an itinerant cook. Cambodians accompany a venerable monk borne on a litter. Cambodian Buddhists belong to the Hinayana, or Little Vehicle, sect. Most of their men serve in monas teries for a part of their lives.