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Bayon Temple

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Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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the place was amazing because of its age and history, but its hard to enjoy it when there is literally 1000 other people barging past you with selfie sticks and posing in front of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

the place was amazing because of its age and history, but its hard to enjoy it when there is literally 1000 other people barging past you with selfie sticks and posing in front of you. i know i am just one of those people too, however it takes away the beauty of the place. plus the heat and insane amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was very beautiful and special temple... All the carvings, architecture - it was awesome... Wish i can come back again one day!!! All the words and pictures cannot describe its real beauty - just visit Bayon yourself!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We did a one day $20 tour with our hotel tuk tuk driver. Enjoyed every temple. Some are under conservation construction and offer guides etc. But apart from Ankor Wat where we got a guide we did the rest ourselves. Bring water and comfy shoes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Another great piece of Cambodian history. Lots of walking as with temples but 100 percent worth the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The temple was very interesting and worth seeing. This temple is well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Worth a trip.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

After spending the morning and early afternoon at Angkor Wat, we visited the Bayon Temple. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We found it to be even more beautiful and impressive than Angkor Wat. By the time we got to the Bayon Temple, the heat was intense, but there weren't many people. You may want to visit Bayon first, and then go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The faces are very nice and make a unique temple in comparison to others in the area. Simply loved it. Don't forget to take your camera. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Set at the heart of Angkor Thom the Bayon Temple is an imposing edifice that once had 59 columns with each having four faces. Not for those with mobility difficulties but for two reasonably fit 66 year olds not a problem. A must visit for anyone going to Siem Reap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What can you say, the whole reason we came ½ way around the world. Amazing!! Bring water a camera and take your time. Don't try to see everything in one day. With the all the Faces this place rates higher than Angkor Wat for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most buetiful temples. Not as big as others. This is actually an advantage. You will remember the stoned faces forever. Best time to visit around 8 am. Crowds of tourists are still at Ankor Wat at the time, beautiful light for photographs. Very recommended.

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