The terrace of the Leper King carries on the theme of grandeur that characterises the building during Jayavarman VII's reign. It is located in the northwest corner of the Royal Square of Angkor Thom
There is an abundant amount of bas-reliefs here. They are not fine, delicate work like at Banteay Srei, but they are carved deep into the stone, more resembling statues instead of just reliefs.
The bas reliefs here tend to be of the mythical variety: comprising multiple-headed serpents, garudas, giants, gods, and women carvings.
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timecapturer (49288) 2012-06-07 4:01
fascinating shot this! Love the light and clear sharp detailing. An amazing structure and captured superbly. Superb quality and colours make this a real stand out presentation.
Warm regards - Brian.
daddo (25024) 2012-07-15 17:05
Hi May. As i am about to visit Cambodia soon, I find this photo intriguing. There seem to be stones of various colours and I presume age- pointing even to recent restoration, particularly the head on the left which is in two colours. Still, in a short time the newer bits will weather and be less apparent. Nice to see that the Lunatics hadn't totally wiped out the country's artisans. Best wishes. Klaudio.