The Ramayana Mural paintings at the silver Pagoda of the Royal Palace in the city of Phnom Penh of Cambodia.

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Ramayana Mural

Phnom Penh

The Silver Pagoda complex is enclosed by walls plastered with an extensive and, in parts, spectacular mural depicting the classic Indian epic of the Ramayana (known as the Reamker in Cambodia). The story begins just south of the east gate and includes vivid images of the Battle of Lanka. The mural was created around 1900 and parts of it have recently undergone restoration.

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