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 LoubĂ¨re. (La Loubere p 44-47)
According to Choisy, Siamâ€™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.