Feel the grandeur of the Khmer Empire from Terrace of the Elephants, an impressive, intricately carved stone structure overlooking an enormous courtyard once used for ceremonies, royal receptions, and parades. Completed early in the 13th century, the 2.5 m (8.2 ft) high and 350 m (1,148 ft) long stone terrace features carvings depicting elephants, Khmer warriors, and dancers. One of the grandest royal terraces in Cambodia, it boasts five entry stairways guarded by huge elephants with their trunks serving as pillars. Bring your camera to capture the magnificent bas-relief. Before you head to Siem Reap, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Siem Reap trip planner, to make sure you see all that Siem Reap has to offer, including Terrace of the Elephants.
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Terrace of the Elephants reviews
On your drive through Angkor Thom, it’s well worth a stop at the Elephant Terrace. The reliefs along the wall are great. Most people I noticed snapped a photo or two then moved on. I reckon it’s... more »
This was just multiple elephant carvings on a wall. However, the wall was over 100 metres long. Itwas boring after one taken a pic. more »
Although not as spectacular as other temples in the complex, the terrace of elephants can be viewed quickly while walking around - which is a nice break from taking transport between each site. I suggest this spot for those looking to get away from the business of the more popular temples but do not recommend it for those wanting to see the biggest and best while short on time.
Awesome sites. Be ready for a good workout of walking if you want to enjoy. Go early so it won't be hot.
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