Photographer's Note

5 elephants stand in the shade waiting for tourists to take a ride through the jungle near Angkor Wat temple. The ancestors of these elephants would have been used to haul heavy stones 60 km from the quarry to where these amazing stone temples where built. Also elephants were used to carry soldiers into battle 1000 years ago.

Note from Wikipedia:
Angkor Wat lies 5.5 km north of the modern town of Siem Reap, and a short distance south and slightly east of the previous capital, which was centred at Baphuon. It is in an area of Cambodia where there is an important group of ancient structures. It is the southernmost of Angkor's main sites.

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