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Prasat Hin Phimai (Nakhon Ratchasima), Thailand’s largest sandstone sanctuary is situated in the middle of ancient Phimai city: it is rectangular in shape, and measures more than 2000ft in width and nearly 3400ft in length. The site has been re-created, using existing ruins as the basis for the reconstruction, and has been protected as a National Historic Park. Of particular interest in the preserved ruins, is a stone door-lintel bearing an elaborate carving of a scene in which a divine figure, clothed in an elephant skin, and dancing on two prostrate figures, is flanked by rows of seated Buddha images in royal attire - all appearing above rows of dancing celestial beings.

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