Elephants Terrace Temple and the Terrace of the Leper King form a 500m long platform across the east side of the Royal Palace in Angkor Thom.

Distance from Siem Reap to Elephant Terrace Temple and Terrace of the Leper King is around 10km (15 minutes by car, 30 minutes by Tuk Tuk and around an hour by bike).

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Elephants Terrace Temple, a 350 m long terrace of elephants. It was used as a giant viewing stand during public ceremonies, royal ceremonies and so on.

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The elephants are ridden by servants and princes, and tread as quietly as if they were on an excursive promenade.

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Elephants Terrace Temple is an impressive, two and a half-meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned.

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Terrace of the Elephants is an architectural construction to be located in Angkor Thom Complex, this is the place for kings and mandarins to see the riding and fighting elephants under Angkor dynasty.

Terrace of the Elephants was built from 905 to 984, this time is the same with the time built the Royal Palace and the tower of 12 animal desingnations where is located in the center of Angkor Thom Temple.

Terrace of the Elephants was built inside Angkor Thom Temple, if the tourist go from the main gate of Angkor Thom Temple is after visiting Bayon Temple, we head to Baphoun in the left, via Naga Bridge we are going to Terrace of the Elephants. If the tourist go to Terrace of the Elephants from the gate of Angkor Thom is we will head to Ta Prohm Temple, Ta Keo, then via the tower 12 animal desingnations is we will go to this elephants terrace.

The architecture of Terrace of the Elephants is very special, it is a complex to be carved on the stone and are divided into many layers. This elephants terrace with Angkor Thom Temple created at here a long picture very beautiful. The Royal Palace is located in the left of Terrace of the Elephants, this is the place for the king to live and relax, it was made completely by the bamboo and wooden but now it was disappeared by the war and time in this place.

Nowadays Terrace of the Elephants is also being destroyed very serious by the time and the wars in the history as well as it is damaged by thieves. There are a lot of the big stones that are on the terrace so that it make for the restored processing this place become very difficult and nearly desperate. It is just around 17km from the center of Siem Reap town to go to Terrace of the Elephants, the tourist could catch a bus, car, taxi or tuk tuk to explore this famous site. This is one of the most popular and worthwhile sites to visit in Angkor Temple Complex, so the tourist should not miss this site one travel Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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