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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  • North of the terrace of the Elephants Terrace. Much more variety in the sculptures with besides the elephants, also warriors, dancers, lions, snakes etc . Even a sculpture gallery and a labyrinth.
  • Nice view with fresh air.
  • Not a temple or great Terrance compared to the elephant. But hang along the south side to see some very intricate carvings. Some of the most detailed around Angkor
  • Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half-meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and garudas spanning the front of Baphuon, Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace area at the heart of Angkor Thom. The northern section of the wall displays some particularly fine sculpture including the five headed horse and scenes of warriors and dancers. Constructed in part by Jayavarman VII and extended by his successor. The wall faces east so the best lighting for photography before noon. The Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants.
  • This is a small pavilion with sculptures from top to bottom of huge multi headed snakes, kings, consorts and even snake woman. Don't miss the hidden sculpture gallery accessed from a small gap between the walls near there elephant terrace with even more intricate sculptures, somewhat unfinished towards the end.
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