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Terrace of the Leper King

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Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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a great atmosphare

the openness of the place give a room to breath and connect with the whole place. the whole area itself is live with feelings if one can connect.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the openness of the place give a room to breath and connect with the whole place. the whole area itself is live with feelings if one can connect.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the northwest corner of Angkor Thom’s Royal Square, and has endless walls of bas-relief sculptures. I was astounded to learn that there were other ancient mega-sized temple cities, other than Angkor Wat. King Jayavarman VII is responsible for this Bayon style construction. The statue called “Leper King” is a misnomer, as moss growing on gave the impression of... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Leper King Terrace is located close to the Elephant Terrace which makes it ideal to see both at the same time. The Leper King statue is a replicate – apparently the original is at the Phnom Penh museum. In fact many of the carvings and statues have been taken away from the Siem Reap temples – some we saw... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is quite different from others ruins as it has a large craved wall and large fields. In the past, the king would visit to this terrace to see the soldiers and people.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is statue of a man on the terrace who suffered from the disease of Leprosy hence the name Leper King.The walls of the terrace are beautifully carved. It is near Elephant terrace and can be seen in small circuit tour of the temples in a day.

Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

IT isn't too big but beautiful! I feel like being in a maze when we were in the narrow path. you would feel amazed about all those carvings! It is much better than the Terrace of the Elephants in my opinion. Anyway, they are very closed tot each other so mostly tourists would visit them together. Spending about 15 minutes... More 

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Guwahati, India
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

A must visit in Angkor Thom, it represents the architecture style of the Khmer rulers. The intricate carvings depict scenes from Hindu mythology, the Naga, the underworld, the apsaras and the various gods.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Terrace of the Leper King is worth a short stop if you are visiting Angkor Thom. You walk through a maze-like narrow path surrounded by a tall wall full of leper figures - it really is quite a sight! Also visit the Terrace of the Elephants next door.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Terrace of the `Leper King`is located immediately to the north of the `Terrace of the Elephants & is accessed from the main road.It is in the NW corner of the Royal Square which i saw while visiting Angkor Thom built by the great `Khemar Builder King`Jayavarman vii. No one has been Definite in revealing the secret of who the... More 

Johor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is like a little maze. It's very much like many Hindu temples that you might have seen, but there seems to be another wall outside it. With my guide leaving me to have a wander round by myself, I am sure that many of the details were lost on me. Definitely worth a little walk though.

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