The Terrace of the Elephants is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, a ruined temple complex in Cambodia. The Terrace of the Elephants is situated by the side of the Bayon temples, within the city walls of Angkor Thom.View all 2 Photos
The Terrace of the Elephants, so called because of the stunning carvings of elephants as far as the eye can see, is a beautifully renovated terrace within the Angkor Thom, at slightly over 300m long.
The imposing terrace was used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army.
Elephants have quite a history in Cambodia, symbolising strength and power - not only physical but also mental and spiritual.