"Bayon" Angkor Thum Things to Do Tip by atufft
Angkor Thum Things to Do: 181 reviews and 373 photos
The temple of a thousand faces--the Bayon--is at the crossroads in the center of Angkor Thum. Perhaps second in stature only to Ankor Wat itself, this magnificient temple is very difficult to appreciate in photos. The lichen encrusted granite is very difficult to photograph, particularly on the typical cloudy day in Angkor Thum. We enjoyed climbing all around this temple, and at the time we were there a Japanese team was making quite a contribution to reconstructing part of this huge temple complex. We saw cattle grazing the grounds. There is an outstanding series of reliefs here, which describe some important historical and ceremonial aspects of the Khmer Empire. For more information and images see my three tips for the Bayon at the Angkor Wat destination link.
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