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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. See Terrace of the Elephants and all Siem Reap has to offer by arranging your trip with our Siem Reap itinerary maker.
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  • The terrace wall is 300 m long, adorned with carved elephants and garudas, two and a half m tall. It served as a giant viewing stand for public ceremonies in he past. On going restoration work is in p...  more »
  • Ruins from the Bayon was in the back. It is characterized by countless elephants. In Japan not in ruins, such as Hitchcock's film uplifting feel, Nice.
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  • 我们去那里的时候正在下着大雨,所以并没有走进去参观,就在外面看了下。外面有好几头石雕的大象雕像,但有损坏了已经。雨天几乎没有其他游客 
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  • This place was ordered to build by Khmer King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th or early 13th century. The northern of the terrace contains contain gorgeous carvings especially the depictions of Khmer warriors and dancers and five-headed horse bas-relief. Before noon, it is easy to capture a good photograph. At the south section, there are full-size elephant carvings that will make you feel like you are in an Ancient Cambodia. The feeling is amazing if you stand on this terrace and imagine about the elephants and warriors as well as musicians.
  • Terrace where king celebrated Royal events during that time. Lots of elephant carving too.
  • This place has some beautiful bas reliefs. If you catch them at the right time of the day, the sun casts beautiful light on them which makes for amazing photos.
  • Located within the smaller tour circuit, the elephant terrace features some interesting reliefs. Nothing special to write home for, except this place was used for military parade.
  • Plenty of interesting sites to visit in that area. If you pay attention to the details, figures, carvings you can return wth a rich experience. Less tourists than in Angkor Wat...great picture possibilities.