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Bayon Temple

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Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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The faces carved from stone everywhere you look is remarkable. The layout too is really wonderful with beautiful pillars. To think how many years old this temple is, makes it... read more

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The faces carved from stone everywhere you look is remarkable. The layout too is really wonderful with beautiful pillars. To think how many years old this temple is, makes it even more breathtaking.

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Our second temple to visit after Angkor Wat - The Capital temple; again we were missing the vital signs or boards suggesting what we are actually visiting; We just passed through looking at the semi-ruined temple just leaving our guesses wide open; With all due respect, its a beautiful temple and make sure you have a good camera cos there... More 

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Built is 12th century, it is also a 3 story temple but little smaller than Angkor !! This temple has pillar like domes and each one has faces looking in 4 directions !! It is built for Mahayana Buddhist sect later it was used as a Hindu temple. Some of the pillars depict faces of Hindu God, Shiva, Brahma, and... More 

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Visit the temple of the smiling faces and see for your self the stunning detail and magnificent construction. Really beautiful.

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Thank Simon H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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A great collection of some of the sculptures many of us have seen for years but never knew what it was.

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Bayon Temple is the main temple of Angkor Thom, the last capital of Khmer Empire. The temple is different from others because of the packed 54 towers on the top of the temple where 216 smiling faces were sculpted. It feels like wherever we go, we are looked down upon by the smiling Buddhas. As the Christians believe in the... More 

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Thank Rose C
Calgary, Canada
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If you are visiting Angkor Wat you should check out this Temple as well. They are all truly amazing and not to be missed. The smaller temples have much less tourists so are more enjoyable to get around. Hire a tuk tuk for the day for $15 US and you can fit quite a few locations in.

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Thank Kim C
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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This is also a busy temple but beautiful and different to the others. Brave the hordes to explore this complex and se the faces up close.

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Hong Kong, China
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This place is just outstanding. We went around 7.30am when the sunrise seekers have gone for breakfast. It is quite hard to describe this place in a unique way.... just go!!! :)

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Such a cool temple thats underrated not as many tourists than angkor wat and this is better check it out.

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