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These mag­nif­i­cent stat­ues are guard­ing the bridge lead­ing to the south gate of Angkor Thom (mean­ing ‘Great City’) at the site of Angkor in Cam­bo­dia. This was the cap­i­tal of Bud­dhist king Jayavar­man VII, and here he built his of­fi­cial state tem­ple com­plex dat­ing to the late 12th or early 13th cen­tury. There are 54 stat­ues on ei­ther side of the bridge, one side rep­re­sent­ing the devas or guardian gods and on the other side the asuras or de­mon gods.

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