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Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Beautiful, calm and spiritual

It was wonderful to walk through this temple area. We were lucky enought o be there without tonnes of tourists, thanks to our guide. Just breathtaking.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It was wonderful to walk through this temple area. We were lucky enought o be there without tonnes of tourists, thanks to our guide. Just breathtaking.

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Grieskirchen, Austria
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Experienced that one with the 20min elephant ride ahead of going through the temple. Amazing! Well worth the visit and the elephants looked in great condition and the people handling them were very friendly.

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Thank Sam7506
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A marvel of Khmer architecture, the temple is in good condition. The many towers still have the thousands of detailed carvings intact. The huge smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara are noteworthy.

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Thank Mayur S
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Deffo one of the best temples in the whole of angkor much better than Angkor wat in my opinion. Truly deserves a lot of time and reading of the guide book to understand how much detail has gone in to everything. Deffo do Bayon if your short of time.

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Thank NatHeaney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bayon is fantastic. Not as crowded as Angkor Wat. Massive grounds to explore & you can climb very high on the temples without the long queues of Angkor Wat. The stairs are very steep - so take your time & climb carefully.

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Thank mgh1965
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big brother, or at least big Buddha is watching you! Magnificent but a bit spooky. Not to be missed and of course wonderful photo opportunities.

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Thank Claire D
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very very beautiful temple. Has one part where the statue's smile is particular pleasant. You can't miss it because there will be alot of tourists there taking photos with it. Conveniently at photo taking level too. Be prepared for alot of walking and stair climbing though. Recommend a good pair of walking shoes.

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Ludhiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see in Angkor. Preferable visiting time before noon or evening depending upon how you want your photography. I personally was awe stuck with the numerous large faces carved on the towers. Most of the Temple is in Ruins , but we go to Angkor to see these ruins . Dont we?

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Thank rinkugrewal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one-of-a-kind temple with huge faces carved on the towers. Makes for good photographic options. We visited this temple right after catching the sunrise at Angkor Wat. There were very few people in the complex at that hour. The early morning rays falling on the carvings made for good photography. We spent a good 2 hours in peace here... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Awe-inspiring from the outside and a labyrinth when inside with every turn opening to new amazing discoveries. A must see.

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