East Mebon

Look for the elephants

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What we say: 1.5 stars

One of the advantages of building a temple on a custom-built island is that you don't need to worry about pesky diversions like walls, so it is no surprise the East Mebon has none.

Built under the eye of Rajendravarman II, the East Mebon was dedicated in 953 AD and has landing stages at its cardinal points where other temples might have causeways. This is because when the baray was full of water the only way to reach it was by boat. It is a three-tiered temple with five brick towers on a sandstone base.

The East Mebon is especially noteworthy for its large elephant statues — especially the one at the southeast corner of the second level. These outward-facing elephants were placed to act as temple guardians.


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