East Mebon

The East Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.  The East Mebon was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and honors the parents of the king. The East Mebon was dedicated in 953 AD. It has two enclosing walls and three tiers and is made of .sandstone, brick, laterite and stucco.

The sculpture at the East Mebon is varied and exceptional, including two-meter-high free-standing stone elephants at corners of the first and second tiers. Religious scenes include the god Indra atop his three-headed elephant Airavata, and Shiva on his mount, the sacred bull Nandi.

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