Stock Photo - Detail. Sculptures of The Leper King Terrace. Angkor Thom. Siem Reap. Cambodia. . The Terrace of the Leper King (or Leper King Terrace) 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. The statue was called the ""Leper King"" because discolouration and moss growing on it was reminiscent of a person with leprosy, and also because it fit in with a Cambodian legend of an Angkorian king Yasovarman I who had leprosy. .

Stock Photo: Detail. Sculptures of The Leper King Terrace. Angkor Thom. Siem Reap. Cambodia. . The Terrace of the Leper King (or Leper King Terrace) is located in the.
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