If you are looking forward to see elephants when you visit the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia, you have nothing to worry. There are elephants, which are regally dressed and they await any passenger who are eager to ride one when going to the Bayon Temple.
During the early morning, elephants are stationed at the South Gate of the Angkor Thom, near the Bayon Temple. For approximately $15-$25, any willing tourist can go on an elephant ride to reach the Bayon Temple. The ride only takes around 20 – 25 minutes.
Before the sunsets, these elephants transfer to the base of the Phnom Bakheng. Those who are climbing up the Bakheng Mountain to catch the sunset can also enjoy an elephant ride on the way up and you can also ride an elephant on your way down if you want to for a fee.
Elephants are vital means of transportation back in the olden days. These elephants also played a major role in the construction of the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These animals are well-respected and highly regarded in this country. Because of this, it is important to educate the locals of Cambodia as well as tourists visiting this land to protect the welfare of these creatures.