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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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  • The Terrace of the LEPER KING, is really very nice job at stones. Many of them are deteriorated but this are similar the original TERRACE.GOOD.  more »
  • This terrace is located next to the elefant terrace. Initially not immediately notice that we were there. Not the most special in angkor Thom.
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  • Reliefs of this terrace really affected me. truly a cyclopean work! We hope you take a little restorations the allure of low-reliefs
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