Terrace of the Elephants

UNESCO World Heritage site near Siem Reap

The Terrace of the Elephants is a striking 300 meter long, and two and a half-meters high, and is ornamented with carved elephants and garudas. The north part of the wall contains a number of especially fine sculptures which include a five headed horse, and dancers and warriors. The wall faces east so the best lighting for photography before noon.

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Terrace of the Elephants

Location: Central Angkor Thom, east of the Royal Palace
Construction period: Late 12th century C.E.
Religion: Buddhist
Built by: Jayavarman VII, and extended by a later king
Building Style: Bayon
Photography: Lighting is best in the morning hours

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