Angkor Wat elephants in Cambodia

Angkor Wat elephants

Local name Compagnie des Eléphants d’Angkor

OwnerOlivier Piot
First elephant arrived1997
Last elephant left2020
Closed down2019
Address Phnom Bakheng Hill, Angkor
Place Siem Reap
Province Siem Reap Province
Country Cambodia
Website Website

Directors 1998-2020: Oan Kiry (director)
Oan Kiry

Key People 2019-2020: Dan Koehl (elephant consultant)


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
2006-2010: Gavin Bourchier
(elephant head-keeper)

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Angkor Wat elephants, located at Phnom Bakheng Hill, Angkor, in Siem Reap, Cambodia , was founded in 1997 and the first elephant arrived in 1997. The last elephant left in 2020. Angkor Wat elephants closed down in 2019 in Siem Reap, .

Comments / picturesAngkor Wat elephants in Cambodia Cambodia

Probably the very last picture of the last four riding elephants in Bayon, Siem Reap, before they were moved to Kulen Forest, northeast of Siem Reap, in Cambodia. Photo: Dan Koehl, December 17, 2019.

References for records about Angkor Wat elephants

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Angkor Wat elephants, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2019-06-08Elephant rides to stop at cambodia’s biggest attraction - Elephant News
2021-03-18Accommodating elephants and tourists in siem reap - Elephant News

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