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Terrace of the Leper King

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Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewing platform for the King. Temple behind it neglected by tourists

We were too exhausted by visits to Angkor Wat and the other Angkor Thom monuments to,give this more than a cursory visit. Angkor Thom requires a whole morning, a break, and a... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Worth a visi but is quite small. Is next to elephant terrace which is now quite worn. There is no shade here so visit in early morning

Thank Josephine J
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

It is really a stunning spot. All the carving and status are so beautiful and welly reserved. It was just a short walk but you can spent hours in studying the details of it!

Thank 576wendyn
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We were too exhausted by visits to Angkor Wat and the other Angkor Thom monuments to,give this more than a cursory visit. Angkor Thom requires a whole morning, a break, and a whole afternoon. Leper King is a misnomer of course: a representation of the god of the underworld.

Thank RobertMBE2014
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017

This was disappointing after seeing the other magnificent temples of Angkor Them. But learning the history of the lace was interesting.

Thank Andrea90401
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The Khmer equivalent of the Traian column in Rome, it depicts in fascinating detail the history of an ancient kingdom.

1 Thank Giorgio2009
Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Some of the best carvings in the entire park are here in the trench that I'm sure some may miss as they walk by observing the outside of the monument.

1 Thank Blabbott
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

We stumbled across the Leper King Terrace and so glad we did as it became one of the highlights of the day. Walls and walls and very detailed carvings - quite different to the temples so an attraction not to miss! Almost like a maze so I imagine the kids would love it as well. It is a great, shady... More 

1 Thank Swirls_and_Curls
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Our experience here was marred by the density of tourists vs, the narrow steps. It was single file up to the top, and there was a lot of waiting. There is no shade from the sun, it was brutal. Mainly my poor rating is simply comparing to the other temples. We saw 20+ temples in the Angkor area, so my... More 

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Northern Norway, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

We visited the Terrace of the Leper King as a part of a photo tour in the Angkor complex. Dating back to the 13th century - this is a great stop for photographs and for us amateurs to get some nice pictures of some great carvings in good shape..

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

Very nice place, where you get a different building from the temples and good sights too, even if it is not a temple on itself it feels like you get a better grip of what might have been the life there on the 10 century or so.

Thank silviadelquema

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