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Elephants at the Three Tiered East Mebon Temple

The East Mebon was a 10th century temple at Angkor which stood on what was an artificial island at the centre of the now dry East Baray reservoir. This temple was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and has three tiers.

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Apart from two metre high elephant sculptures at the corners of the first and second tiers, the East Mebon looked very similar to Pre Rup, which we scaled the previous evening to watch the sunset.

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East Mebon included the full array of durable Khmer construction materials: sandstone, brick, laterite and stucco. At the top was a central tower on a square platform, surrounded by four smaller towers at the platform's corners.

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More information about the East Mebon on Wikipedia.


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