BY JAN HAAG
PI MAI/PHI MAI
This morning's NET says you don't exist.
One of those dreadful Microsoft-only systems
set up solely for e-commerce, it knows nothing
of history, art, literature, nothing of the world,
It denies other languages, Westernizes and Commerce-izes
Importance, your immortality denied,
nonetheless, for an instant, I
flashing in the background.
It seems you might exist in
And I remember.
the grass green,
the jungle cut back
the mile-long corridors of chiseled
crossing at right angles,
who built this and why?
I had the
privilege of you,
when I wander through Thailand,
a glimpse of your
maybe 7,000 years older than mine.
I return to the
I find it
is home to an ancient Khmer sanctuary.
predates the Angkor ruins of Cambodia
and is believed by some
have been a model for them."
By October 22, 2001 this reference from BackpackAisa has disappeared from
the NET, I'll find
Sanctuary by Peter J. Burns
Though written for the tourist, this tells some of Phimai's history --
toward the bottom.
The Net does not fail me.
Chenla is an early name for
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BY JAN HAAG