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. Terrace of the Leper King is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Siem Reap Edition.
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  •        I like its mural most, the inner wall and the outer wall is a labyrinth path, there are many reliefs depicting the palace situation. The platform is constructed of red clay and sandstone, about six meters high, the inner wall reliefs depicting the gods and Asura together, intriguing.        Nine head of the Naga proportions of the perfect, the goddess of the expression of rich, the gods of the accessories are also different, you can in the pathway to calm down, careful observation of the study. The king of the platform is like a replica of the original, hidden in the National Museum in Phnom Penh. The king looks a bit scary, there are legends he is suffering from the king of leprosy, there are legends that his beard and tusks is because he has become a dead, I want to take a photo of a memorial, but go to a positive feeling afraid of, also did not dare to look closely around the sculpture, quickly left, a little regret!
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  • Its not for a long sight seeing trip. What you can do is just alot about 15 minutes of your time and take a lot of photos then leave. Worth the extra trip  more »
  • It is the ruins of Angkor Thom. There is a legend that when the King killed the snake statue of King is located on the terrace soaking up the blood, live in leprosy, so this name.
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  • North of the terrace of the Elephants Terrace. Much more variety in the sculptures with besides the elephants, also warriors, dancers, lions, snakes etc . Even a sculpture gallery and a labyrinth.
  • Nice view with fresh air.
  • Not a temple or great Terrance compared to the elephant. But hang along the south side to see some very intricate carvings. Some of the most detailed around Angkor
  • Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half-meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and garudas spanning the front of Baphuon, Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace area at the heart of Angkor Thom. The northern section of the wall displays some particularly fine sculpture including the five headed horse and scenes of warriors and dancers. Constructed in part by Jayavarman VII and extended by his successor. The wall faces east so the best lighting for photography before noon. The Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants.
  • This is a small pavilion with sculptures from top to bottom of huge multi headed snakes, kings, consorts and even snake woman. Don't miss the hidden sculpture gallery accessed from a small gap between the walls near there elephant terrace with even more intricate sculptures, somewhat unfinished towards the end.
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