Krol Romeas (pronounced "kraol romeers") simply is a slightly elliptic circle made of laterite. Supposedly it was only used as an enclosure to keep animals, elephants in particular. In this case Krol Romeas is one of the few reminders of the huge quantity of functional buldings in Angkor that have disappeared as they were usually wooden structures. Stone was reserved for religious monuments. Apart from Krol Romeas the stone bridges, city walls and embankments were the only exceptions among secular buildings. There is some evidence of additonal wooden constructions at Krol Romeas.
Krol Romeas is located halfway between the Angkor Thom Northgate and the Preah Khan Westgate at the Grand Circuit, only 150 metres away from the road, inside the jungle. A board on the right side marks the access footpath. Krol Romeas can not be reached easily during the rainy season or after heavy rainfall.
There is no need to plan a visit at a specific hour.
There will be no ticket inspector hiding inside Krol Romeas, and you can reach the spot from the west using a minor road parallel to the north moat of Angkor Thom. But visiting the nearby Preah Khan and other monuments along the same Grand Circuir road is not possible without Angkor ticket. And you should always have one when using the Grand Circuit road.