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Terrace of the Leper King, Angkor Panorama

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The Terrace of the Leper King (or Leper King Terrace) (Khmer: ព្រះលានស្តេចគំលង់, Preah Learn Sdech Kunlung) is located in the northwest corner of the Royal Square of Angkor Thom, Cambodia. 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. He 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 fit in with a Cambodian legend of an Angkorian king who had leprosy. The name that the Cambodians know him by, however, is Dharmaraja,[1] as this is what was etched at the bottom of the original statue.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrace_of_the_Leper_King

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A: Leper King Terrace (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

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Leper King Terrace (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

B: Terrace of the Elephants (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

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Terrace of the Elephants (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

C: Terrace of the Elephants

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Terrace of the Elephants

D: Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor, Cambodia

por Peter Pajor, 160 metros de distancia

The Terrace of the Elephants (Khmer: ព្រះលានជល់ដំរី) is part of the walled city of Angkor Thom, a rui...

Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor, Cambodia

E: Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom - Siem Riap, Cambodia

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Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom - Siem Riap, Cambodia

F: Elephants Terrace (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

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Elephants Terrace (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

G: Elephant Terrace

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Elephant Terrace

H: North Khleang (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

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North Khleang (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

I: Elephants Terrace

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J: Preah Pithu T (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

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Preah Pithu T (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]

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