Krol Romeas / Krol Damrei
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Religion : N/A
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King : Jayavarman VII ★ 1181 - 1218 ★
Location : Coming out of the north gate of Angkor Thom, when it goes a little. Approximately 500 m before arriving at the Western entry of Preah Khan, at the end of a small road with 50 meters of the road.
Comments : This curious monument ignored by all would however gain with being examined more closely and would learn to us a little more on the life and the Khmer practices. Discovered only in 1924, it was initially described like a park for elephants, and, for this reason, interests us much. It is a kind of circus elliptic, of approximately 70m in its greater dimension, which could have been used well as model to the contemporary architect who drew the parks for elephants used today at Phnom Bakheng and in the Cultural Village, but unfortunately out of the public's eyes.
We can imagine a central court in which the elephants were showered and washed, more especially as there is a discharging trough for waste water. Every two meters, on the first enclosure, are the site of what was to be used to attach the elephants. It is easy to imagine the residences of the mahouts in a circular building located above the unit.