"Bayan, my favorite Angkor temple" Angkor Thom Tip by Snipernurse

Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat: 128 reviews and 292 photos

The Bayon is the temple of many faces, constructed in the 1200's. This temple has an amazing amount of personality and is a blast to explore. You will probably want to spend the better part of an hour here to see most of what the temple has to offer. Today 37 of the estimated orginal 54 faces remain. The design of the bottom level of the temple appears to be unorginazed as you wind in and out of poorly light corridors. Don't forgot to check around your surroundings for bass reliefs and carvings. The temple itself is incredibly large, definately much small than Angkor Wat, so navigating the grounds is easy. At the second level of the temple there may be Cambodian people in traditional dress who will pose with you for a picture for 1$.

Bayon temple has a huge array of interesting bass reliefs and sculptures, a guide book, as often sold by children in front of many temples, would be a useful asset to tell you a little more about what these depict. Either way, check them out, they may be some of the best of all the temples

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  • Updated Jul 8, 2008
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