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Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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A face at every turn

This temple is incredibly beautiful with such detail. We visited it just after 9am before the heat settled in. The faces lure you in. Such detail. This one is so different and my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This temple is incredibly beautiful with such detail. We visited it just after 9am before the heat settled in. The faces lure you in. Such detail. This one is so different and my favourite. Photos turn put so well even if you are hopeless at taking them. We spent a lot of time here. A very spiritual feeling. We hired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Bayon Temple was our second temple of our tour after Ta Promh, the work that has gone into this place is awe inspiring. I was really taken with the many stone faces of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and got some fantastic photos that we will be putting onto canvas, simply spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

An awesome place to visit. Many years of history, especially the architecture. They were so far more advanced than we think. Allow yourself a minimum of 3 days to explore all the temples in the area. My advice, have a day off between visits, its a lot to take in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Within the walls there are stories to tell of the Khmer empire, their whole lifestyle carved within the walls. What is even more amazing is the -- faces carved all over the top part of the temple! It is simply amazing that there are over 200 smiling faces carved and I am still in disbelief that I was actually here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We got some 200 photos about Bayon with stone faces and this is one of our best shots in Asia. The temple has something that attract us very very much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Bayon Temple is ALL good. You can snap photos here all day and always finds great new targets and angles. You can spend an hour or four hours. I have done both. You never get tired of discovering, stunning new things. For me, I know there is yet more to uncover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The many faces that adorn the temple is really beautiful. It was a shame that when I was there, there were simply too many people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It is a must visit. It's quite a unique temple and different from others you see in Siem Reap. The faces on top of the temple are worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Awesome place. Looks majestic. It might get hot and humid during summer so its better to visit during early morning. Also this place is supposedly has the best sunrise view. So do not miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

watch the very special smyle of the remainig sculpture of Bayon Temple, this same smile can be found among Cambodian girls population the bayon smile made cambodia famous you can find aswell in vietnam mekong delta population (Kampuchea Khrom) it is believed that the famour head represent the king god him self ! visit the ruins at late afternoon to... More 

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Address: Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap

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