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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  • August 16, 2017
    you will go there because it's just by the Bayon. nice to pass by. That was the place where the armies were reviewed by king, but we know so little of the life in those ancient time. We just like the ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The terrace of the leper King and elephants may go unnoticed in the meantime monumental Temple. Losing them is a clear mistake. Especially the leper King has a corridor between two walls filled with engravings in stone statues of spectacular beauty i. That have remained protected from the weather keeps them in a great State.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Located on the north side of the terrace of the elephants. That fine sculptures are impressive, such precise carving remains well impressed.
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