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THE TERRACE OF THE ELEPHANTS

  Date: 12th century
  Reign: Jayavarman VII
  Style: Bayon
  Religion: Buddhist
  Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  Tour: 30 minutes

300 meters long terrace at the heart of Angkor Thom that gets its name from the elephants that decorate its walls within the same area, lions and garudas. In Angkorian times, it served as a platform for the king’s reception pavilione. Its recently restored northern perron features exceptionally beautiful bas-reliefs, including an amazing horse with five heads.

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