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Bayon Temple

Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The shear size of this palace is astounding, not to mention the 216(?) perfectly carved faces looking down on you at any point in the temple. There are main touristy areas to look at, but if you make enough left turns, this place is easy to get purposefully lost in, and see areas not usually seen by the general public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Theres something fascinating to see at every step in Bayon temple. Go here also if you want great pictures.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Located very centrally amongst the many temples, this one stands our for the art carved throughout. A main feature are the many faces, and if you have a good guide some of the right camera angles and lighting can give you great opportunities to capture them. It can get a little crowded and with narrow walk ways sometimes you feel... More

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Sihanoukville, Kampot, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It's all history and stands to broaden their horizons and get a lot of impressions! Only here you will understand how important it is for these people - this culture and why they relate to life ...

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Out of all the amazing temples we saw in our one-day trip to Angkor Wat, this was by far our favourite. The temple is breath taking and just an incredible structure. We've seen many temples during our travels and this definitely takes the cake. Do not miss this!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Angkor Thom has many splendid structures, The Bayon Temple is just awe inspiring. Make sure you pose for the "kissing Buddah" photo. Wish we had got more photos of the bridge with tug-of-war and of the gateway so make sure you go crazy! Negatives would be it is rather busy (obviously) and there are lots of hawker children (common around... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was great. Lots to see. Do yourself a favour - pack knee length sports pants or leggins and wear them to the temple no matter how hot it is. We didn't know this so like everyone else, we all bought $3 happy pants at the markets one size fits all because you can't wear shorts above knee length to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We love this temple even more than Angkor Wat. It is an amazing example of the great work of Khmer architecture, very intricate.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

One of the coolest temple ruins in Angkor, a definite must. The 50-something big Buddha faces looking at you from every angle. Magical on a misty day but be there early as it is one of the most popular temples.

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Satun, Satun, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It is on of the temple to visit around here fir sure, but so much other oner too........It is Angkor Wat after all !! All are magnificient !

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