Discover the extraordinary architecture of the Bayon, a 12th century Khmer temple, and the Cambodian history traced in its walls. This imposing and intricate stone structure is a pleasure for the casual sight-seer and the scholar alike. Originally built in the 1300's as the official state temple in the Mahayana Buddhist style, it was later modified to suit the Hindu and Theravada Buddhist Kings that followed. The Bayon is also famous for its bas-reliefs, which depict mythological and historical scenes in unique combination, most likely because of the Temple's complicated cultural background.
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Here I am checking out the ancient temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I felt like Indiana Jones in the temple of doom climbing around on these thousand year old ruins. It was a fabulous place to snap some awesome photos. I had an awesome time, the weather was perfect. It was absolutely mind blowing that such beautiful structures were built so long ago. I love traveling and Trip.com makes it so easy to get the best deals that allow me to explore the world. If you ever come here be sure to get a local tour guide because they know all the great vantage points to get the best shots.
Bringing the “hongi” to Cambodia.
If Angkor Temple is the representative of Angkor's monuments, the "Khmer smile" is the symbol of Angkor's monuments.
Many people may have heard of "Khmer's smile", but if you ask about the location, you will not be able to answer it in all likelihood. It is no wonder that the Angkor monument is a huge architectural complex. There are more than 600 historical sites in the forest of 45 square kilometers. Even those who have been there may suffer from "face blindness".
Bayu Temple may not be as famous as Angkor Wat, but it also has its own special features. It is located at the center of Tongwang City and is also the most essential part of it. It was built by for himself. Temple.
From the appearance, the Bayu Temple is a pyramid-shaped building. The highest part is a gold-plated round pagoda. It is built on two hollow bases, meaning that the Buddha in the sky is connected to the people on the ground. .
Although the Bayon Temple looks quite similar to the Angkor Wat Temple, because it is a Buddhist temple, it is actually a Buddhist temple. The top and the Lei Lei ring piles are like the tall towers of the corn shape, representing the Sumi Mountain; the four walls represent the Himalayas; the open space between the wall and the second floor represents the sea.
The Khmer people at that time also believed in Hinduism. The religious images were mainly Buddhism, and they blended Hinduism and eclecticism. Instead, they became one of the most mysterious and charming religious sites in the world.
[Bashang Temple] - Thousands of faces smile, Thousands of tears
Bayu Temple The temple is located not far from the entrance to the Angkor Wangcheng, the entire building is divided into three layers, arranged in a pyramid layout, by the Angkor dynasty The VII (Jayavarman VII) presided over the construction, using the Buddhist teachings of Mount Sumi as the concept, the four walls symbolize the Himalayas, the gully between the city wall and the second building represents the sea, and the central-style Lei Lei-shaped corn-shaped stupa Representing Sumiyama, the temple was the master of the ancient Angkor dynasty in various aspects of sculpture, painting and architecture, and showed the people's beliefs, life and art at that time.
Each pagoda has four faces, each with a Buddha statue on the face of Khmer, and each Buddha statue has thick nose and thick lips, with conspicuous eyes, upturned mouth, charred eyes, smiling Mysterious and unpredictable, this is the "Khmer smile" that sings in Yu, and is comparable to "Mona Lisa Smile".