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Terrace of the Elephants
Located within the ancient walled city of Angkor Thom and part of the Angkor temples UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Terrace of the Elephants is renowned for its exquisite stone carvings. Built at the end of the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII, the temple takes its name from the depictions of parading elephants that adorn the terrace walls.

The Basics
Often included on tours of the Angkor Temples, the Terrace of the Elephants is among the highlights of Angkor Thom, located close to the Terrace of the Leper King, Bayon Temple, and the Royal Palace of Phimeanakas.

Half- and full-day tours run to the Angkor temples from Siem Reap, and most combine a visit to Angkor Thom and the Terrace of the Elephants with stops at other ruins such as the “jungle temple” of Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and, of course, world-famous Angkor Wat. Opt to travel around the vast temple site by tuk-tuk; hire a bike and cycle between the ruins; or, for extra comfort, choose a private tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • An Angkor Pass is required to visit the Terrace of the Elephants and the other Angkor temples.
  • The Angkor archaeological site is Cambodia’s most visited attraction, and visiting with a guide will ensure that you maximize your time at the large complex. 
  • Parts of the temple site are wheelchair-accessible, but some areas may be off-limits due to uneven terrain.

How to Get There
The Angkor Archaeological Park is located 4 miles (6 kilometers) north of Siem Reap in Siem Reap Province. Travelers can arrive by tuk-tuk or choose a guided Angkor tour with round-trip transportation from the city. The Terrace of the Elephants is located in Angkor Thom, around 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) north of Angkor Wat.

When to Get There
Angkor’s peak season is from November to February, when huge crowds descend on the temples. The best time to visit the Terrace of the Elephants is in the morning, when the soft light is ideal for admiring the fine stonework and taking photos.

Exploring the Ruins of the Terrace of the Elephants

The terrace, which stretches nearly 1,150 feet (350 meters) across a grassy expanse, once served as a ceremonial platform and foundation for the Khmer king’s royal audience hall. Leave ample time to admire the relief stone carvings—the intricate designs include elephant parades, elephant trunks, circuslike scenes of acrobats, and wrestling matches.
Address: Angkor Thom,Angkor Archaeological Park, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Admission: Varies
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3 Days -Guided tour of All Major Temples and Kulen Mountain Waterfall

3 Days -Guided tour of All Major Temples and Kulen Mountain Waterfall

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.00
Price varies by group size
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$158.00
Price varies by group size

3-Days Major Temples & Kulen Mount Waterfall

3-Days Major Temples & Kulen Mount Waterfall

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.67
Price varies by group size
From
$166.67
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.00
Price varies by group size
From
$247.00
Price varies by group size

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea from Siem Reap

4 Days - Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea from Siem Reap

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$257.30
Price varies by group size
From
$257.30
Price varies by group size

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
Price varies by group size
From
$160.00
Price varies by group size

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

All Major Temples and Kulen Mountant Waterfall in 3 Days

3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group. Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$161.00
Price varies by group size
From
$161.00
Price varies by group size

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea - 4 Days

For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well. Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size
From
$245.00
Price varies by group size

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