Baphuon Temple
Baphuon Temple
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Andrew M
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful temple and green to climb up the third floor to look around so wonderful, this temple was restored by Mr Pascal Reveye from 1965 to 2014, it's the best memories for him.
Written 9 December 2023
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK317 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A smaller temple that is quite fun to climb up for views out across the Angkor Thom region. It is found near the centre of Angkor Them and 5 minutes walk away from the more famous Bayon temple, so worth stopping by when seeing that one.
Written 3 December 2023
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SEAN W
Stoke-on-Trent, UK6 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
The good pyramid temple of 35 meter high, you can climb up and see the beautiful view from top to the front. This the Shiva temple with the best designed and restoreed by Pascalt Reviye the French researchers.
Written 23 September 2023
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scubacol11
Rotherham, UK1,960 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Large temple on north side of Bayon temple,approached by long walkway over dry moat,walkway very impressive for the number of supporting pillars,It is possible to climb to the top of this temple on the wooden stairs that are very steep and may put some less mobile people off.Great view from the top,worth the climb,impressive for it's size.
Written 12 September 2023
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Maharaja G
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It's a luxurious temple not far from the main temple Bayon. If you are really enjoy climbing, this is a good place for you. Above the temple, it has a very interesting views it is a place where we breathe comfortably and have fun.
Written 3 August 2023
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary4,375 contributions
May 2023 • Family
We were walking around Bayon temple, this place is just few hundred meters walking distance. When you climb up, you see whole surrounding. There are many religious places in neighbourhood
Written 1 May 2023
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Purnima Jain
Bengaluru, India1,735 contributions
Nov 2022
This temple is just up from Bayon Temple, where this temple adjoins the southern enclosure of the Royal Palace. Some climbing of staircases, which provide some great views of the complex and surrounds. This temple is part of the Angkor Thom complex of temples! Baphuon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King are all in one sequence, adjacent to each other and all of these can be done just by walking from one to the next as we did.

The side adjoining the Terrace of the Elephants is the East side. On the western side, the retaining wall of the second level was fashioned into a reclining Buddha 60m in length. Walk the entire perimeter to reach the other side to see it. It's in open-air, so you only have to enter the complex and not the monument, though you do have to climb a ton of stairs. The Reclining Buddha, though huge, is not in great shape, the lower half is totally gone and you have to really use your imagination to make out the features of the remaining top half. You wouldn't even notice it exists unless you really know what you are looking at.

Steep stairways lead to its upper terrace and to awesome views of "Angkor Thom", as well as of part of "Angkor Archaelogical Park" but climbing up may be quite difficult and physically demanding.

Baphuon is approached by a 200m elevated walkway. Clamber under the elevated causeway leading to Baphuon for an incredible view of the hundreds of pillars supporting it.

There aren't as many carvings in this temple.
Written 15 December 2022
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Greg Stevens
Sydney, Australia1,590 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This temple is just up from Bayon Temple, where this temple adjoins the southern enclosure of the royal palace. Some climbing of staircases, which provide some great views of the complex and surrounds. This temple is part of the Angkor Thom complex of temples!
Written 1 October 2022
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David
Oxford, UK1,523 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I liked the raises pathway feature across what appeared to have one been a larger water feature? There are reflecting pools on either side.

As you ascend and look down at the step levels, the feat of construction required to build this temple is notable.
Written 7 August 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Jan 2020
While visiting the ancient Khmer capital city of "Angkor Thom" and just between its temples of "Phimeanakas" and "Bayon", you cannot miss "Baphuon" - a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and built, in the 11th century, by King Udayadityavarman II as his State-temple. Built in the "Baphuon" architectural style, it is a symbolic representation of Mount Meru, the sacred five-peaked mountain of Hindu and Buddhist cosmology and center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. "Baphuon", a pyramid temple-mountain, is also known as the "Bronze Tower". Steep stairways lead to its terrace and to awesome views of "Angkor Thom", as well as of part of "Angkor Archaelogical Park". It has been recently restored and displays beautiful bas-reliefs related to the Hindu religion. With the construction, in the 12th century, of "Angkor Thom" by King Jayavarman VII, "Baphuon" was converted into a Buddhist temple. A large reclining Buddha statue can be seen at its West side. Visiting "Baphuon" and climbing up may be quite difficult and physically demanding, therefore hiring a professional guide is needed and highly recommended. "Baphuon" is best pictured in early mornings or late afternoons. Enjoy!
Written 28 October 2020
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