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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  • Beautiful reliefs on the stones which has its history as the entire complex. Nice visit that is part of the set of temples that you can't miss if you go there.
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  • The Terrace of the Leper King is next to the Terrace of the Elephants (near Baphoun Temple). Worth a visit! There are also people selling drinks and a wee market here.  more »
  • Of course that is not a temple, but his prints in the indoor hall have nothing to envy, especially because of its state of preservation of any temple. The terrace of the leper King (which was not, only who is missing two fingers to his sculpture) from where watched the parades. It is also a little, and is next to the restaurants, so a temple to another, you eat, and give you a short walk by here.
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