Sangworn, a mahout (elephant driver), stands with his 13 year old elephant, Bussaba.
In Southeast Asia, the powerful Khmer Empire (modern day Cambodia) had come to regional dominance by the 9th century AD, drawing heavily on the use of war elephants. With the collapse of Khmer power in the 15th century, the successor region powers of Burma (Myanmar) and Siam (now Thailand) also adopted the widespread use of war elephants.

Sangworn, a mahout (elephant driver), stands with his 13 year old elephant, Bussaba.

In Southeast Asia, the powerful Khmer Empire (modern day Cambodia) had come to regional dominance by the 9th century AD, drawing heavily on the use of war elephants. With the collapse of Khmer power in the 15th century, the successor region powers of Burma (Myanmar) and Siam (now Thailand) also adopted the widespread use of war elephants.

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