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Bayon Temple

4.5/5
1,545 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 21
Closed Open from 7:30am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: Angkor Thom, Angkor Archeological Park, Krong Siem Reap 17000
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Phone: +855-12-229884

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This is one of the most impressive of the astonishingly beautiful complex of temples that surround Siem Reap. It’s very close to Angkor Wat but very different. It’s also quite a small temple but full of atmosphere. I visited it twice as I purchased a (non particularly cheap) 3 days ticket and the second time it was almost the sunset and I found that it’s particularly beautiful in this kind of light. If you happen to visit Siem Reap don’t miss it, if you’re considering a trip there, this is one more reason to go. :)

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  • EdwardBaileyforall
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    Good Place

    Very good place for morning trip. Do not forget see some monkeys there. Tuk Tuk can wait in front of the temple

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  • Schhuon
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    Eye catching and breathtaking temple

    No word to describe the feeling when we arrive in front of this temple with a spectacular architecture of 54 tours and 216 faces. Went there in Jan 2021 with no tourists, alone in this temple made the...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610479138000+0800)/
  • NancyBrag
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    Unique place

    Bayon temple is a pretty unique and interesting temple which is well worth your time! This temple is a very well restored temple considering its age. You don't really realize the number of faces it h...

    Reviewed on /Date(1607096171000+0800)/
  • Colin7Ca
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    My favorite temple in the entire Angkor Complex

    The Bayon temple is by far my favorite temple in the entire Angkor Complex. It is a lot less crowded than Angkor Wat and I find the giant faces to be absolutely fascinating! I have been to Angkor twic...

    Reviewed on /Date(1607089656000+0800)/
  • OneStepForward1
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    BAYON WAT

    went cycling around this Wat during November and visited inside the Wat during March. Fantastic. Cycled from the town with a hired bicycle from Angkor Cycling Tours (Bo Bo and Nay) who advised best ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606570964000+0800)/

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Introduction

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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