Somdet Phra Narai Maharat of Ayutthaya (Lopburi royal elephant stable) in Thailand
|Somdet Phra Narai Maharat of Ayutthaya (Lopburi royal elephant stable)|
Royal Elephant Stable within King Narai's Palace, Lopburi, central Thailand. (Wikimedia)
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King of Ayutthaya from 1656 to 1688 and arguably the most famous Ayutthayan king.
Presented three elephants to France through the french ambassadour Simon de La Loubère. (La Loubere p 44-47)
According to Choisy, Siam’s gifts to France included two small elephants, which were left behind as there was no room on board the ship. The Persians were also promised elephants but none arrived.