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“A mysterious hidden gem at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants”

Terrace of the Leper King
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Possibly once an royal crematorium and hiding marvellously crisp carvings within its concentric walls, the Terrace of the Leper King is not to be missed. Rather less than impressive from almost every direction, it is the hidden bas-reliefs within the terrace walls that are so worthy of a visit. Covered up for centuries, these inner walls have been painstakingly restored to their former glory and look as if they have only just been carved. Here there is an exquisite collection of infinitely varied figures of every kind - don't miss these. The original headless statue atop the terrace is now in the National Museum at Phnom Penh, but a replica now sits in its place, watched over by a peaceful Buddha figure behind.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Be sure not to miss this terrace. It follows on from the Terrace of the Elephants and is part of the Angkor Tom complex.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

As many have said on TA this is part of the larger Angkor Thom complex and as many head for the Terrace of the Elephants, this is a natural progression once you walk through heading north. Not as impressive as some of the other sights here this is still one of the elements that make up this wonderful Angkor Kingdom. You will see it as you follow the wall along just don't expect something amazing. This is a part which if it were isolated you could easily miss.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Its a good thing this is within walking distance from Angkor Tom. It is at the other end. Seeing this makes it look like an ordinary wall of a temple, but with the leper designed into the walls. As is, it will end up as a sight you can just drive by. But since we were walking around Angkor Tom, Mr. Kriss and the guide he provided decided to start from Angkor Tom, walk over until we end at the Terra of the Leper King.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This terrace is a lot smaller than the Terrace of Elephants and can be easily missed. If you are standing on the Terrace of Elephants looking towards the park this will be on your far left and doesn't really look much viewed from afar. A guide would be helpful because there are a lot of sights very close together.

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