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. PutTerrace of the Leper King into our Siem Reap online travel route builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Right at the royal square of the capital city of "Angkor Thom" and near the Northern side of the "Terrace of the Elephants", you will find this intriguing monument - the "Terrace of the Leper King... 
    Right at the royal square of the capital city of "Angkor Thom" and near the Northern side of the "Terrace of the Elephants", you will find this intriguing monument - the "Terrace of the Leper King...  more »
  • This terrace is located in the Angkor Thom complex, north of Bayon Temple. It has many sorrowful reflections. First of all, unfortunately, the name depicts the condition of the King who had... 
    This terrace is located in the Angkor Thom complex, north of Bayon Temple. It has many sorrowful reflections. First of all, unfortunately, the name depicts the condition of the King who had...  more »

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