Bayon Temple
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  • Fiona
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good comparison to Angor Wat
    In amongst the smiling Buddahs - it was a great comparison to the more well known Angkor Wat. Lots of detail to be seen, and a different story. Maybe not as in good condition but nice to see sensitive restoration work being undertaken.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the faces
    So amazing, the large faces in the temples are just incredible to see. We got there before opening – 7.30am, but saw others in there. It was quiet and very few people in the whole place or around the area so it was really calm and tranquil. There are monkeys everywhere so take care of your stuff. The inside is underwhelming, the outside is just stunning, could spend ages looking at it from all angles.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Sean W
    New York City, New York3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful carving faces
    The biggest Buddhism temple of the world and beautiful 4 faces of Buddha. It was amazing built in 11 century in year 1181 by king Jayavaraman 7 of Cambodia and really in the center of the city Angkor Thom. There are many temples in the 9 km quare of Angkor Thom city. Do not miss.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Sarah C
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My Favorite Temple in Cambodia!!!
    When I went, there was no one else there! It was so cool having this beautiful temple all to ourselves (the group I went with). We were able to walk through the temple, soaking in the detail and beauty that was built so long ago. The temple appears to be less intact than its neighboring Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat temple but that's what is so beautiful about this temple. There is something about being so close to something so ancient and untouched.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Vishal M
    Mumbai, India112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The many faces of Bayon Temple
    The Bayon Temple gives us some of the best photo opportunities amongst all the temples - referring strictly to selfies here. Would have liked some more time here.. the walls are adorned with the story of the king avenging the enemies and how did the city get the name Siem Reap. The temple in itself is quiet an architectural wonder which has been well maintained to a certain extent. One thing I would suggest is that you sufficient amount of time to explore the place and not get rushed.....
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom356 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serene faces - a highlight of Angkor
    One of the best temples in Angkor (right in the middle of the large Angkor Thom site), this is included in the 'small circuit' tours and a stop here should feature in any trip to Angkor, even if you only have 1 day. What is distinct about this temple is the large serene faces sculpted onto the towers, facing in all four directions; we have not seen anything like it. The faces are incredible well preserved.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deserves as much hype as Angkor Wat
    This temple is also out of this world, especially with the dozens of faces looking benevolently at the visitors. It does get pretty crowded, but there still are good opportunities for stunning photos. As in the case of Angkor Wat, do get a guide or guidebook to tell you what to look for and take your time. There is plenty to see.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Balasubramanian R
    Chennai (Madras), India806 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    bayon temple, Angkor
    Bayon temple is one of the tourist attraction in Angkor. It is a famous Khmer cultural temple and old one built in 12th/13th centuary by the King Jayavarman. It is also called as Kings temple. Renovation work is under progress. It is famous for array of towers and the architecture is of Khmer dynasty. Guide informed that in this area more number of banyan trees were there.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Vivutravel
    Hanoi, Vietnam1,439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bayon, heart of Angkor Thom
    Heart of Angkor Thom where many buddha faces will be seen. Boyon is a highlight of your visit to Angkor. Remmeber to stop at the Angkor Thom South Gate for photos. I was at Bayon last week (December 2023), but it was pity that the top level of the temple was closed for restoration. However, it is worth visiting.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 January 2024
  • Traveldna
    Pune, India33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Angkor Wat temple complex
    Amazing and superb. the overall Angkorwat temple complex itself very good. These are ruins but considering a 1000 years time span and the way its preserved, its absolutely stunning. bayon temple is one of the group temple with in the Angkorwat circuit i would say. Lot of walking needed, so be prepared.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 January 2024
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MJtatler
Iloilo City, Philippines67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Magnificent Cambodian Buddist Temple dating back from the 1200. Preserved beautifully. Repairs and reinforcements were present during our visit.
Written 26 May 2024
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bladdamasta
Manly, Australia1,009 contributions
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May 2024 • Solo
There’s no doubt that Bayon is remarkable. The faces are so unique and enigmatic, but access to a level that would bring you at eye-level with the faces has been denied since 2020 (according to the signs). I accept that these ancient temples are not bouldering sites, but some access would be welcomed - just to get a closer look at one or two of the Bayon faces.
Written 23 May 2024
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Manisha H
Colombo, Sri Lanka171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a gorgeous temple. It's an amazing temple to walk through.

The craftsmanship is honestly impressive and the history is fascinating.
Written 8 May 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Bayon Temple is a magnificent Buddhist temple that is part of the gigantic Angkor complex. Known for its fabulous human stone images and the extraordinary images carved on its walls.
It's worth visiting, it even has a lot less people than Angkor Wat.
Written 4 May 2024
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Angkor Wat may be the main tourist draw, but this beauty was my favourite visit of my tour. It is large enough to impress but small enough to appreciate and wander through at your leisure. There are countless faces carved into the towers as well as many reliefs on the walls and pillars.
I found it truly mesmerising to see the artistry with which it is all done. Particularly loved the spots where you had 3 or even 4 faces all in shot. A photographers dream!
The South Gate entrance into Angkor Thom and to Bayon was also exceptional with all the statues on the causeway and grand entrance.
If you only visit one temple when in Siem Reap come here.
Written 2 May 2024
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Howard L
Park Ridge, IL1,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a lifetime bucket list kind of place.   It’s in out of the way Siem Reap but it’s certainly worth a special trip to visit.  The complex is huge with many temples but we saw the three most popular temples - Angkor Wat, the biggest and best maintained, and Ta Prohm, the temple in which huge spung trees have retaken the temples over the past 400 years or so, and finally Bayon temple with its numerous buildings with many faces and intricate stone wall carvings.  Ta Prohm temple is where the 2001 movie Tomb Raiders was filmed.  If you can, it is also really worthwhile climbing the steps to the highest of 3 levels at Angkor Wat.  

It's a little confusing on the listings of Trip Advisor's "Things to Do" in Siem Reap.  There are listings for individual temples which can each take several hours - that is, there is Angkor Wat (the biggest and best preserved), Ta Prohm temple (with the amazing tree growth), and also Bayon temple (with numerous buildings with many intricate stone wall carvings).  Then there is the listing for Angkor Thom, which means "Angkor Great City" and which encompasses the entire Angkor complex including Bayon Temple and Angkor Wat as part of it.  Be sure to have a tour guide and stay hydrated!
Written 23 April 2024
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holimon h
Phnom Penh, Cambodia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Beautiful temple and feeling back to 1000year ago amazing building in Khmer empire and the face to you with smile curving on the temple wall
Lovely history
Written 18 April 2024
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Durand Geraldi
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
Stepping into Bayon Temple felt like entering a serene oasisThe peaceful ambiance and calming atmosphere provide a perfect sanctuary for tranquil contemplation, making it an ideal spot for those seeking spiritual solace.
Written 15 April 2024
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Adedayo
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Bayon Temple, with its iconic stone faces and intricate carvings, is a must-see attraction in Siem Reap. Walking through the labyrinthine corridors and climbing to the top to take in the panoramic views was a surreal experience that transported me to another world. The temple's unique architecture and spiritual significance make it a truly magical place to explore.
Written 13 April 2024
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shashwati
Allahabad, India23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Most memorable experience! Went there twice to soak in the atmosphere. This should be a must-visit for all History and Architecture lovers.
Written 10 April 2024
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