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|Date:||Late 12th century CE|
|Style:||Bayon to Post-Bayon|
|King:||Jayavarman VII (reign 1181 – 1220 CE)|
The Terrace of the Leper King (Khmer: ទីលានស្ដេចគម្លង់) extends the Royal Terraces north from the Terrace of the Elephants. The terraces overlook a vast parade ground, limited to the east by the twelve towers of the Suor Proat Temple and by the North- and South Khleang Temples.
The outer walls of the terrace are amazing to behold, but the real gem is the hidden interior wall, featuring some beautifully preserved carvings showing demons and princes holding clubs and swords, princesses holding lotus flowers, and large multi-headed nagas.
Outside, near the northern exit of the interior wall, a beautiful panel showing a sword-swallower and musicians entertaining the court should not be missed.
Please also see My Work at the Royal Terraces.