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54 Gods Holding Naga at Entrance


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The causeway to the gate is flanked by stone figures (54 gods on the left and 54 demons on the right) holding "Nagas" (mythical nine-headed snakes) which run the full length. Many of the heads were damaged or stolen by art thieves (a big problem in Cambodia) or removed to the national museum for safekeeping, so these are mostly copies.