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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Visited Bayon Temple at the heart of Angkor Thom. Did you know that the temple consists of 54 towers wich are decorated with 216 gargantuan smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Thanks to our well-informed tour guide Mr. Phyrom for teaching us a lot about their temples.
Bayu Temple is located in the center of Angkor Thom. It was built at the end of the 12th century and is a temple with the theme of a peaceful and smiling Guanyin Bodhisattva. Bayu Temple symbolizes this Mount Miyama. According to the ancient Indian view of the universe, Mount Sumi is the holy city where the gods live, and is also the place where the gods come.
The outermost cloister relief of the Bayu Temple is worth seeing. These stone sculptures vividly depict many people's life scenes in the 12th century. Fishing, hunting, cock fighting, chess, and even wrestling and childbirth scenes are all manifested. The expressions of the characters and animals are vivid, as if from the surface of the stone, the body temperature and taste are conveyed. These are extremely rare in other temples, and there are many interesting scenes inside, which are worth to slowly enjoy around the corridor.
The special place of the Bayu Temple is not just the difference in the religious view of the king. At that time, the true wax country was occupied by the Siamese kings in the capital. The interior of the dynasty was filled with the atmosphere of hope for long-lasting peace. Moreover, Fuxing Qi after this also had the necessity of carrying out bold administrative reforms. Due to the long-term prosperity of Hinduism, the Brahmin monks who are responsible for the sacrifices have a growing right and have a great say in the national government. Among them, there are many people who are full of private pockets. In order to reform this social institution, Jehova VII actively introduced Mahayana Buddhism and tried to build New bureaucratic system. At the Bayu Temple, you can fully feel the atmosphere of seeking Bodhi and the next beings.
Bayon Temple is famous for its Buddha Tower and cloister murals. Because Jayavarman VII is a Buddhist temple, the entire temple is made up of the concept of Buddhism (the center of the world). The central tipping and Leilei 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. At that time, the Khmer people also believed in Hinduism. The religious image of Bayon Temple was mainly Buddhism. It was a fusion of Hinduism. It was Jayavarman VII. With a broad religious policy, the peoples hearts were returned to the Kings Power Center. Careful consideration.
Bayon Temple, known as the Khmer smile. We strolled through the small Angkor and directly killed the Bayon Temple.
It should be noted here: There is a student in the middle to explain to us, take us to take photos and take pictures. Later, when we ended up, we also said that the tip was paid. The result was mainly money. Each person had to pay 10 to steal money. In the end, we gave a total of 5 dollars to 5 people.
Bringing the “hongi” to Cambodia.
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.