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‘Angkor Wat - Cambodian Elephants - for Malgo’

This time not Thai but Cambodian elephants :) 

All pictures here show the 350 meter long and 2,5 meter high ornamental Terrace of the Elephants in Angkor Wat.
You can visit this terrace on top and at the bottom of the wall.

The Terrace of the Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, a ruined temple complex in Angkor Wat.
Famous for its many carvings of elephants the terrace was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies. From there the king viewed his army returning from victories.
In addition to many elephants, there are also lions, garuda and elephant riders (called mahouts).
The terrace was once attached to a royal palace that has long since rotted and collapsed.
On the other hand, the terrace itself has remained fairly intact. Many carvings are still very clear.

In the WS also one picture where through the present visitors you can better estimate the dimensions of the wall.

I took a lot of pictures there (4 more in the WS) and after a long pondering, I have no idea anymore which one could serve best as the main photo, but I did go for elephants :)

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5447 W: 17 N: 13204] (52920)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2020-02-03
  • Exposition: f/0.1, 1/21 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-25 23:53
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