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Bayon Temple

Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The best! Beautifully preserved, sophisticated temple, unique Buddha faces in the façade of the towers, evocating, magic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

First stop on our Angkor Wat complex tour. What a sight. Incredible carvings depicting Khmer way of life and major events in history. The main draw of course is the faces carved in the rocks, which are plentiful. My wife and I did a few of the rather challenging climbs up to the top of different parts of the temple,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Definitely put this on your list of must sees when visiting siem reap. We went when it was crowded; try to go earlier in the day if possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We got the hotel to arrange a private car to take us around Angkor for $45USD for one day. You will most likely find a tuktuk who will do it for you for much cheaper. You must buy your admission ticket to Angkor when you get there (if you are doing a tour by yourself) and the cost is $20USD... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was the last temple that we visited and it was so refreshing to see a temple that has it's own character. The faces are the stars of the show at the Bayon Temple and from every vantage point you will see them. You can get some awesome photos with the faces, but the crowds can be rather off putting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The faces and the carvings were spectacular and the atmosphere was much more calm than at Angkor Wat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

very impressed with this temple. great for taking pictures on a clear day. best to visit in the early morning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must see, take a moto or bicycles if you can, so you can go slow and marinate in this. Photos are intriguing, but do not even begin to do these temples justice. Go! What I didn't like and the mistake I made was to eat at the temple. Check the prices carefully, I paid 16 dollars for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Love this temple. It is slightly different from the temples that I have went to. It is beautiful. Everybody should at least visit this temple once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

here's an excerpt from my blog, The Mediocre Wanderer: The first on our adventure was the Bayon temple. Expect to climb steep wooden steps, and rough, uneven sandstone blocks. We entered it through it's east gate, where the short walk from the tuktuk parking area is probably the easiest path you'll walk on in the entire structure. Built 100 years... More

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