Terrace of the Leper King - Angkor, Cambodia
Posted by: denben
N 13° 26.851 E 103° 51.539
48P E 376484 N 1486912
Quick Description: Built in the late 12th Century, the terrace of the Leper King is a terrace wall at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants depicting deeply carved nagas, demons and other mythological beings.
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 2:17:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBAQ
The terrace of the Leper King is located in the northwest corner of the Royal Square of Angkor Thom. It was built in the Bayon style under Jayavarman VII, though its modern name derives from a 15th century sculpture discovered at the site. The statue depicts the Hindu god Yama, the god of Death. It was called the Leper King because discoloration and moss growing on the original statue was reminiscent of a person with leprosy, and also because it fits in with a Cambodian legend of an Angkorian king who had leprosy. The statue of the leper king on display at the terrace is a replica. The original resides at the National Museum in Phnom Penh.
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Visiting hours are 5:00 - 18:00
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