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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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  • Not much to be seen except the statue of the Leper King. Can see the remnants of the terrace walls. Not many visitors and the place is not well maintained too 
  • From Bayon also went back to ruins. It is one of the ruins of Angkor Thom. Get the exotic and mysterious impression. May be the way to go.
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  • Next door to the elephant terrace. Do read up about it and how it got the name before visiting. Watch for snakes, not likely..... but.