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  Terrace of the Elephants

 

Cambodia

Terrace of the Elephants is the modern name for a 350 meter long royal platform at Angkor Thom (fig.) that was used by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII (fig.) as a tribune for the King to view and salute his triumphant army returning from the battlefield.

 

The high base of the elongated platform is carved with intricate bas-reliefs depicting a parade of elephants, while at either end of this carvings of war elephants, chariots, life-sized Garudas and mythological lions.

 

  Terrace of the Elephants

 

  Terrace of the Elephants

 

The terrace is named for the stone carvings of elephants and is located to the east of the celestial temple Prasat Vimean Akas, adjacent to the Terrace of the Leper King (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURES, as well as THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

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