Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ta Prohm, the naga balustrade & the Elephant Terrace

Although best known for the tree roots alternately holding up and destroying its buildings, Ta Prohm has beautiful and delicate carvings throughout.

One of the naga (dragon-snake) balustrades along a causeway

The Elephant Terrace, built at the end of 12th century under Jayavarman VII, is also a Buddhist structure, 300 meters long, with three-headed elephants gathering lotus flowers with their trunks to form columns

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