The Terrace of the Elephants (Khmer: ព្រះលានជល់ដំរី) is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, a ruined temple complex in Cambodia. The terrace was used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. It was attached to the palace of Phimeanakas (Khmer: ប្រាសាទភិមានអាកាស), of which only a few ruins remain. Most of the original structure was made of organic material and has long since disappeared. Most of what remains are the foundation platforms of the complex. The terrace is named for the carvings of elephants on its eastern face.
The 350m-long Terrace of Elephants was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king's grand audience hall. It has five outworks extending towards the Central Square-three in the centre and one at each end. The middle section of the retaining wall is decorated with life size garuda and lions; towards either end are the two parts of the famous parade of elephants complete with their Khmer mahouts.
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Jake Feurtado | Mar 22, 2018
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
Cristtian Aguilar | May 2, 2018
Amazing place, try to find as many elephants as you can...
Raksmey Kong | Mar 30, 2018
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
Mary Kim | Dec 15, 2017
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.
PAN PENGFEI | Feb 6, 2018
Interesting place but no many things to see. Just come and passby
George Lienemann | May 10, 2018
It is quite fantastic to view and to walk on the Elephant Terrace of Angkor Thom. As you look out onto the large field in front of you it is easy to imagine how it must have felt to be a member of the Royal Court watching some spectacular even organised for your benefit.
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