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Why Terrace of the Elephants is special ?
What to explore at Terrace of the Elephants?
Elephants, horses, garudas and lions
At the Terrace of the Elephants you can see many bas-relief sculptures of elephants, horses, lions, dancers, and warriors. At the main wall you see carved garudas holding the structure above them. One of the garuda trampels on a naga. In one scene an elephant is fighting probably with a lion and further to the north you find a carved five-headed horse. On the surface of the terrace, you can still see the holes for parasol poles which were used when the king wanted to take a look at the games or ceremonies..
The elephants are ridden by servants and princes. The Terrace of the Elephants is located in the Royal Square of Angkor Thom and accessible entry from the road at the east.
The “Terrace of the Elephants” is a very popular place for many tourists.
How to get to Terrace of the Elephants?
Terrace of the elephants is located in the Royal Square of Angkor Thom so you just need to enter Angkor Thom and look for this stop.
- Elephants in stone
- The wider view
- A very powerful and evocative mural
- Great elephant murals
- Excellent elephant carvings
Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
It is very large and difficult to walk around and the tuk tuk leaves you at the temple's entrance but you have to walk a lot to get back to the tuktuk parking lot, so if you have the time and energy go for it , if not you can skip it. It's not that interesting.