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Terrace of the Leper King, Siem Reap

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Covered with intricate carvings, Terrace of the Leper King represents Yama, the Hindu god of death and last judgment. Notice the god's wide smile and nudity, both unusual for Cambodian art. Built by a 12th-century ruler of the Khmer Empire, the terrace may have served as a royal cremation site, which explains the presence of Yama. Put Terrace of the Leper King on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Siem Reap itinerary maker.
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  • Very beautiful sculptures adorning the lower part of the terrace of the leper King. Heals then with terrace of elephants the baphuon and angkor Thom, in the morning to be quiet
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  • The base carvings represent hell for the believers here. You can walk around and go where many tell me to go. You can easily walk out of it too going to 'hell and back' and don't have to be Audie Murp...  more »
  • The site is not grand but deserves to spend a bit of time. The terrace in it even has little interest however the Gallery against low offer superb frescoes, varied and beautiful conservation.
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