Terrace of the Elephants - Angkor, Cambodia
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N 13° 26.686 E 103° 51.534
48P E 376474 N 1486608
Quick Description: The Terrace of the Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, a ruined temple complex in Cambodia. The terrace is named for the carvings of elephants on its eastern face.
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 7:08:34 AM
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The Terrace of the Elephants 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, of which only a few ruins remain.
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.
The Terrace of the Elephants is about 3.6 km from the legendary Angkor Wat.
Entrance fee to Angkor Archaeological Park: Passes are sold in one-day ($20 US), three-day ($40 US) and seven-day ($60 US) blocks.
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