Terrace of the Leper King

Attraction Leper King Terrace Angkor Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

30 mins
09:00 AM
09:30 AM
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20.00 USD

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The Terrace of the Leper King, Preah Learn Sdech Kunlung) is located in the northwest corner of the Royal Square of Angkor Thom, Cambodia.

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Why Terrace of the Leper King is special ?


Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half-meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and garudas spanning the front of Baphuon, Phimeanakas and the Royal Palace area at the heart of Angkor Thom. The northern section of the wall displays some particularly fine sculpture including the five headed horse and scenes of warriors and dancers. Constructed in part by Jayavarman VII and extended by his successor. The wall faces east so the best lighting for photography before noon. The Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants.




What to explore at Terrace of the Leper King?

If you are so tired of the crowd and overwhelming busy of other stops in Angkor Wat, you will find this terrace as more tranquil and quiet to have a short troll and discover the well maintained carvings which are full of life and history or the a little corridor filled with stunning carvings of apsaras and snakes. It's definitely a good end for your Angkor trip.

How to get to Terrace of the Leper King?

It's situated at the Angkor complex so it's easy to access this terrace.

Selling points

  • Stunning Stone Carving!
  • Small but filled with beautiful carvings
  • Peaceful temple
  • Full with carvings of hindu buddha
  • Impressive bas-relief sculptures
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
457.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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  • Don't forget to bring hats, sunglasses, bottles of water because it can be really hot during your visit.
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  • It's not as crowded as other spots in Angkor Thom
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  • A clean public toilet is another 100 m further along
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  • The price is included in the Angkor Pass (20 $ for 1 day)
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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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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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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.

TripAdvisor View more

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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