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Angkor Thom (other places of interest)

Includes:
1) Elephant Terrace
2) Leper King Terrace
3) Phimeanakas
4) Bapuon
5) Tep Pranam
6) The Khleangs
7) Suor Prat Towers

ELEPHANT TERRACE
ELEPHANT TERRACE
continuous scene of elephants with their mahouts, in hunting scenes
continuous scene of elephants with their mahouts, in hunting scenes
the stairecase is flanked by 3-headed elephants with their three trunks pulling lotuses from the groung
the stairecase is flanked by 3-headed elephants with their three trunks pulling lotuses from the groung
mother and son
mother and son
two playful elephants
two playful elephants
lion-headed figure and garuda, all with raised arms
lion-headed figure and garuda, all with raised arms
upper part of the terrace with naga balustrades
upper part of the terrace with naga balustrades
a game of polo at the upper tier
a game of polo at the upper tier
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DSC_3186.JPG
5-headed horse on the hidden wall at the N end
5-headed horse on the hidden wall at the N end
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DSC_3191.JPG
LEPER KING TERRACE
LEPER KING TERRACE
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DSC_3185.JPG
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DSC_3187.JPG
a trench-like path 2m behind the outer walls, with carved inner surface
a trench-like path 2m behind the outer walls, with carved inner surface
statue of Dharma or Yama, the god of the Underworld.  Later became known as the 'Leper King'
statue of Dharma or Yama, the god of the Underworld. Later became known as the 'Leper King'
six registers featuring deities carrying swords, devatas and other figures
six registers featuring deities carrying swords, devatas and other figures
the lowest tier has nagas
the lowest tier has nagas
nagas and deities of the underworld, the hidden wall
nagas and deities of the underworld, the hidden wall
nagas on the lower register of the walls and the corner angles
nagas on the lower register of the walls and the corner angles
seated male figure with drawn sword
seated male figure with drawn sword
PHIMEANAKS
PHIMEANAKS
East gopura facing to Royal Square
East gopura facing to Royal Square
lintel of east gopura
lintel of east gopura
stairs flanked by guardian lions
stairs flanked by guardian lions
BAPUON
BAPUON
the collapsed pyramid behing the restored Gopura III E
the collapsed pyramid behing the restored Gopura III E
many sandstone blocks are being kept for restoration
many sandstone blocks are being kept for restoration
restoration work in progress
restoration work in progress
temple is under restoration supported by France
temple is under restoration supported by France
the Royal Pool
the Royal Pool
TEP PRANAM - the seated Buddha
TEP PRANAM - the seated Buddha
Tep Pranam is now a site of Theravada Buddhist worship
Tep Pranam is now a site of Theravada Buddhist worship
guardian lion @ Tep Pranam
guardian lion @ Tep Pranam
THE KHLEANGS - means either the warehouse temples or temples of the royal treasure
THE KHLEANGS - means either "the warehouse temples" or "temples of the royal treasure"
windows
windows
false windows
false windows
SUOR PRAT TOWERS - 12 small identical towers - the modern name means towers of the rope dancers
SUOR PRAT TOWERS - 12 small identical towers - the modern name means "towers of the rope dancers"