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Bayon Temple, Siem Reap

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Built around the turn of the 13th century by Khmer emperor Jayavarman VII, Bayon Temple looms peaceful and crumbling over its surrounding grounds. The Mahayana Buddhist temple features 216 large, serenely smiling faces carved into its towers, which many believe represent Jayavarman himself. Within the temple, various galleries bear stone relief scenes of religious pilgrimages, battles, and everyday street life. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes to navigate the uneven ground of the maze-like temple complex. Using our international travel planner, Siem Reap attractions like Bayon Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Extremely interesting, with amazing views, all the towers very well preserved, with a very interesting history behind it. 
    Extremely interesting, with amazing views, all the towers very well preserved, with a very interesting history behind it.  more »
  • Unfortunately, the 3rd level is closed so you can't get close to the faces. But still. It's terrific. 
    Unfortunately, the 3rd level is closed so you can't get close to the faces. But still. It's terrific.  more »
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  • Quite small (compared to the others) but still very enjoyable! The faces were of course immense but the carvings in the walls were also very interesting. They also have a family of monkeys in the surrounding garden which was fun to see.
  • An Amazing place to visit, i been to this place so many time but never have enough of it, the top tower is now closed for restoration but the lower level still give you an amazing experience. Big thumbs up!!!

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