"Bayon Temple " Phnom Penh Off The Beaten Path Tip by keeweechic

Phnom Penh Off The Beaten Path: 52 reviews and 80 photos


Bayon Temple is the focal point and mystic centre of the Royal City (Angkor Thom) chiefly noted for its 54 powerful four-sided Towers of Faces. Each bares the same blank image of the Jayavarman as the reincarnation of Buddha with the eyes closed and a disturbing smile.

The temple features over 1,200 metres of reliefs carved on the outer and inner walls depicting the lives of the people and the historical events.

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  • Updated May 16, 2003
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