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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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It is the best amazing temple of Angkor that every towers with beautiful smiling faces, it was amazing and best temple to see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Filex909
Reviewed today via mobile

Bayon Temple is a unique piece of architecture. Great place for photo shoot with the intricate carvings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gomathichan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is everything you imagine. ✔ There is only ONE place in the world to buy your tickets to the temples; they are at the gates to the temple in Siem Reqp. They take your photo & money there, then hand you a ticket...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olivecathryn
Reviewed yesterday

Eye opener/educational. Tour guide very well versed on the history of the site. Knew how to exemplify our photographic memories. Glad for the stairwell but need to bring water, umbrella or hat for the wait to climb.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank notsooldtraveller18
Reviewed yesterday

this temple is very unique . they have so many faces and many entry to get in. The architecture is outstanding ,. no words to explain how amazing they are . must do

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eileen k
Reviewed yesterday

Like most of the relics, Bayon temple is best appreciated with a knowledgeable guide, and If you are able to visit when the crowds are not quite so large and rowdy, the atmospherics are further enhanced.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing architecture..no idea how those day they can make such buildings and planning. We are amaze with this archaeological site . I would strongly recommend to go. BUT remember all this sites you must walk so far event some need jungle tracking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PecimuthuG
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple has character, faces engraved on all walls. The temple has four entry exit points in all four directions. There is a lot of restoration work going on thanks to unesco, to save these historical sites. A must visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoultravellerPriya
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I found this temple more impressive than Angor Wat The details in the sculptures were quite amazing, seeing trees take root ant try to cling to the building as they grow around the structures was quite amazing

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank P3605ABmariaa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The architecture is stunning and its planning is so intricate with such huge structures connected so close that its like a maze! The beautiful faces so prominently staring at you with a smile from all the different directions and light falling through them at different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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27 January 2018|
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Response from JScottie | Reviewed this property |
It is not far from Siem Reap. When you buy a ticket for Angkor Wat, $37 US, it includes admission to the Bayon. We booked our trip at tourist information.
26 April 2016|
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
This sad story is all over the web. An elephant used for tourist rides has died of exhaustion at Angkor. As this is clearly not an issue of travel and tourism, but one of animal welfare and animal rights, I don't understand... More
7 December 2015|
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Response from siriVVut | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the official ticket center, which located on the way from downtown to Angkor, on Charles de Gaulle st. You have to take a Tuk Tuk there. It will be on your right side. If you want to start using it from... More