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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  • the terrace is impressive, a beautiful monument to see, but there are a lot of people, much to see inside the site.
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  • If you enter via the Victory Gate, the Terrace of the Elephants is straight in front of you, and likely how you will enter Angkor Thom, but take a moment to walk to the right and check the carvings of...  more »
  • Don't miss out this terrace of the Leper King in your visit to Angkor Thom. Beautiful carving. Worth a visit.  more »

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