Tags : Historical Site
Timings : Daily: 07:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Ticket Price : Entry to the Terrace of the Elephants is included in the comprehensive pass for Angkor Archaeological Park.
1 Day: USD 37
3 Days: USD 62
7 Days: USD 72
[Tickets purchased only from Angkor Enterprises authorized by the Ministry of Tourism are considered valid. Entry with a fraudulent pass or transferred ticket with a mismatched name is subject to fines of USD 100 for 1-day tickets, USD 200 for 3-day tickets, and USD 300 for 7-day tickets.]
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The Terrace of the Elephants is a part of the walled city of Angkor Thom within the Angkor Archaeological Park. It is a raised platform once used by Khmer King Jayavarman VII to view grand ceremonies, public functions, or the parades of his victorious armies. The corridor gets its name from the many carvings of elephants and their mahouts on the eastern side.
At several points, the carvings are bigger and protrude from the walls, while their trunks form pillars to the ground. The terrace walls also have numerous carvings of deities, Apsaras, animals, warriors, sporting events, and scenes from Hindu and Buddhist lore. Located in the middle of Angkor Thom’s royal square, the terrace stretches for about 300m from the Baphuon in the south to the Terrace of the Leper King in the north. Several historical accounts claim that the king used to hold audiences here for the citizens to listen to their grievances and solve the problems of the kingdom.
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