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Bayon Temple

Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very impressive temple among all Angkor Wat temples. Crowded even during raining season, but a must-see temple and take your time to soak it all in!

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A temple that can't be missed when in Siem Reap. More atmospheric compared to Angkor Wat. A tour guide is very much recommended to enhance the overall experience.

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This spot is a must see. It is second only to Angkor Watt. If you go to the temples, then see at least Angkor Watt, Bayon and Ta Prom. The giant faces make for great photographs and the location is on the small circuit tour.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Do not waste your precious hard-earned (who likes waking up at 4:15 a.m.??!!) sunrise time battling the crowds at Ankor Wat. Ask your tuk-tuk to take you to Bayon for sunrise. They will argue with you: "But....Bayon??!!...you mean Ankor Wat, right? No-one, nobody, wants to go to Bayon for sunrise! Too many trees! Are you sure???", but you should persevere... More

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Srebrna Gora, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The carved faces were just stunning. The Buddha faces are just fascinating. Very beautiful despite being pretty crowded.

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Pambula
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

get there early to escape the crowds and heat otherwise fascinating and fabulous experience.Lots of steps tp climb and hard to dodge all the photographers.So much history though and hard to believe the skill taken to build and carve these temples

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful place. You should go to this temple first. You can take the photo beautifully in the morning.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

worth going to see faces of Buddha on temples and is a highlight of our visit. Worth going to would try and go when not too many there as can be crowded esp in weekends

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

When in Siem Reap one must visit the temples..... Out of them all this one was my favourite. It can get very busy and walking around can get tricky with lots of tourists taking photos and bustling for the best advantage points

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Shanghai, China
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Go early - as with every temple!! Love the faces and the fact that you can get close to them. We were here at 8am. By 9 when we left it was much much busier.

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