Khmer vs. Champ Naval Battle
The image shows a section of the bas-relief on the lower level gallery of the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This bas-relief depicts a scene of a naval battle fought between the Khmer and Cham naval ships on Lake Tonle Sap. This is a historical battle in which King Jayavarman VII, the builder of Bayon Temple, lead the Khmer to victory in 1181 CE.
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