Krol Romeas is a non-religious structure which was used as an elephant pen. Other than this, virtually nothing is known about it.

The mysterious place is rarely visited but it’s well worth a visit if you have time. Once you enter the circular confines of Krol Romeas, it’s like you’re in a different world.

Temple Facts

Date:

Unknown

Religion:

Unknown

Built By:

Unknown

Dedicated To:

Unknown

Style:

Unknown

Best Time to Visit:

Anytime

Length of Visit:

15 - 30 minutes

Temple Pass:

Required

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Krol Romeas Temple Guide

Location

Krol Romeas is located just outside of the North Gate of Angkor Thom and next to Preah Khan temple.

Getting There

To reach Krol Romeas, head north through Angkor Thom and exit via the north gate. After a couple of hundred meters, you’ll see Krol Romeas on the right hand side. Due to its close proximity to Angkor Thom, Krol Romeas is easily reachable by all modes of transport.

Coordinates

13.4582195, 103.8613226

Distances

Siem Reap: 12.7km

Angkor Thom: 2.6km

Banteay Prei: 2.7km

Angkor Wat: 12.7km

Preah Khan: 900m

Tours

Krol Romeas is very rarely visited by tourists. The Angkor Grand Circuit Tour passes right past it, but most tours won’t stop. If you have time, it’s worth to stop and spend some time at Krol Romeas, just to take a break and walk among the trees.

Accommodation

There is no accommodation available in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Most guests will stay in the nearby Siem Reap town. There are hundreds of hotels of all shapes and sizes to suit all budgets.

Why Visit Krol Romeas?

Take a stop here to get some unique photos and escape the large crowds at the other temples. It’s a very peaceful spot, so it could be a good opportunity to sit back and relax or meditate.

History

Nothing is known about Krol Romeas. It’s believed that it was used as an elephant pen.

It’s likely that the area was abandoned with the other temples in the region at some point during the 16th century.

Layout and Design

Krol Romeas is a circular structure. Other similar structures would have been built from perishable materials and wouldn’t have survived until today. Krol Romeas was built from stone and has lasted through the centuries.

When entering the circular wall, it’s like going back in time. The area seems untouched and there is plenty of wildlife still around with butterflies all over the place.

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