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Street mural pays homage to the Khmer Empire’s great king

At a small street near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, a mural of the great Khmer King Jayavarman VII of an ancient bygone era has appeared surrounded by a bright circle of traditional flower patterns, attracting passersby with its exquisite detail.

This is the work of art of young Cambodian artist Yi Kakada, who spent $1,000 of his own money buying paint to create the mural, which spans 8m and is over 2m tall, over the course of a week.

The scene depicted pays homage to Jayavarman VII – one of the Khmer Empire’s greatest kings, who reigned from AD 1181 to 1218 in present-day Siem Reap – and Reahou, the mystical giant from Khmer folklore that swallows the moon, causing a lunar eclipse.

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