Photographer's Note

Shot this while exploring Bayon and Phimeanakas temple which located nearby each other. It is located at the open space in Angkor Thom area. With is wide green field and trees at the background, makes the terrace a beautiful one.

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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