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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 is beautifully decorated. But, in my opinion, it is no highlight in the premises of Angkor Thom.
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  • Terrace of the King next to the terrace of the elephants, leprosy and said so. Guide in the description of the road to the victory gate had a spectacular terrace of the elephants, and who was not too keen on. Regret was seeing everything from heat and fatigue a little bit seriously.
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  • The Terrace of the Leper King is worth a short stop if you are visiting Angkor Thom. You walk through a maze-like narrow path surrounded by a tall wall full of leper figures - it really is quite a sig...  more »