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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  • Hard to imagine so many years ago, Cambodia already have judged to determine who committed a crime, have a legal system in place to resolve big and small things.  more »
  • It was on the side of the terrace of the elephants. Even closer look at the elaborate carvings, 1tsu1tsu would never get bored. Under the maze looks like and is also interesting.
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  • Terrace of the Leper King is just past the Terrace of the Elephants. Interesting carvings. It is part of Angkor Thom.  more »
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