Apsara is a female spirit in Hinduism and Buddhism. They are likened to greek muses, celestial nymphs and angels – albeit sexy ones.
They are young, beautiful, elegant, and dance like gods.
According to our guide in Cambodia, an apsara is the ideal woman.
We saw a lot of apsaras while we were in Siem Reap, Cambodia. They are motifs for stone bas-reliefs in many temples such as Angkor Wat. Which makes me wonder – didn’t these voluptuous nymphs distract the monks in the temple?
We also visited a restaurant with Cambodian dinner buffet cum apsara dance show. Shows like these are booked in advance.