Terrace of the Leper King, Siem Reap

3.9
Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • Near Elephant's Terrace and with more relief sculptures. They are newer and well preserved. There are "hidden reliefs" that you will find by entering the trench by the narrow entrance in the SW...  more »

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