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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular views. Worth a visit. Even in sultry conditions I didn't want to miss it. The stones on the temple are stacked wonderfully.

Thank Aloke P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple is very different to Angkor Wat but it was our favorite of the sites we visited. The towers with their four faces were a stunning feat of building prowess and the carvings along the walls provided a fascinating pictorial history of the period....More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Of all the places I visited on the Angkor site, this was my favourite. It's an amazing building with loads of beautiful, well-preserved carvings. I loved exploring here and enjoying looking at all the decorative carvings.

Thank wanderlustbp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best to be visited early morning or late afternoon this to take good photos that will give you the depth of the faces If you take a tour with Tuk Tuk you will be able to enjoy the complete area

Thank corrapaola
Reviewed yesterday

My favorite temple, beautiful and full of history! Look at the faces looking in all four directions! Each face is different!

Thank Wilma K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bayon is my favorite temple of the three which I visited, including Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm. It's amazing to see the many Buddha faces, each with a different expression. The history of the temple and the king who built it is interesting.

Thank SGMok
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our private guide was a wizard at taking us to the hot spots of the Angkor Archaeological Park when tourists wouldn’t be there. He told us not to eat breakfast but have a mid-morning snack and continually eats carbs and fruits for strength. Then when...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I spent several hours clambering over the ruins of Bayon and enjoyed the views sculptures carvings and general well-being feeling of being there lots of monkeys and trees and of course lots of tourist but well worth the visit and I highly recommend to see...More

Thank Boatscuba
Reviewed 2 days ago

When I think of this temple, I think of it as the "Temple with the Benevolent Faces." It was built by the beloved king Jayavarman VII, who is Cambodia's most celebrated king. There are 54 towers in the temple all adorned with "faces of compassion,"...More

Thank forshara
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the first time i have visited Cambodia and this temple was part of a wonderful “big3” temple tour around Angkor Wat atra with a local guide Tann, from “Journey Cambodia” (highly recommend their small tour) I don‘t want to spoil this particular temple...More

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NSAFINAR
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.
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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
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monvan
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
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