Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Elephants Terrace, Angkor Thom - CAMBODIA - UNESCO #668

The Terrace of the Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom; it was attached to the palace of Phimeanakas of which only a few ruins remain. The 350m-long Terrace of Elephants was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king's grand audience hall. Thank you very much Du for another great card. This postcard took 12 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #668 - Elephants Terrace, Angkor - CAMBODIA

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.
  
  
  

2 comments:

  1. Have to say it's surprising how quickly it travelled. Maybe it's not that fast the other way ;)

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  2. Don't forget they were sent from Singapore and postal services from there are usually quick.

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