Terrace of the Elephants, Siem Reap

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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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  • Phimeanakas front walk east and pass through the gate of the Royal Palace, is the terrace of the statue. I don't know meaning of the statue from the top terrace of the down and relief of the image, you know the meaning. Statue of considerable relief.
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  • This isn't much to see, but the carvings are nice and it's good for a photo stop. It's also good if you have younger children or older folks who are less mobile, because it has fewer stairs than many ...  more »
  • This terrace is beautiful and it is a place historically very important. Indeed, facing it is a great way where our guide explained to us that the sovereign is watching military parades after the great victories. In short, this place deserves the detour if we go to Angkor Thom.
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  • One of the larger complexes in Angkor. Lots of nice carvings. Opposite here there is alot of parking space and plenty of places to eat. Make sure you barter so you only pay $3/meal not $6
  • The Elephants terrace was built by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th century. We are best friend and we really enjoy walking through this place. Traditional clothes with historical building
  • Feels it used to be a very important place in the past. Carvings are in pretty good condition. It's nice to walk around and see views especially on a gloomy day.
  • Interesting place but no many things to see. Just come and passby
  • Lovely views from here and lovely to walk along it.
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