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Bayon Temple

Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #1 of 104 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Ancient Ruins
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chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The detail of this temple, especially the enigmatic faces carved on the pillars were different and fascinating. There was a great deal of detail that hadn't been pillaged or worn away so one could really spend quite a bit of time there. However, when we were there in February, it was extremely crowded. Fortunately, our fabulous guide had us go... More

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Munich
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The north gate approach to the Bayon temple is simply fantastic! We rode elephants which was a fun way for our children to experience the processional way. We saw monkey's which just added to the atmosphere. The bridge is lined with incredible statues representing god's and devils and along with the 4 headed gate make for a dramatic entrance to... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I actually liked this temple better than the main temple, and thought it was more serene. Try and go at off peak hours like right after sunrise or early afternoon when you can more of the place to yourself.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The temples of Siem Reap don't really need a review - they are all amazing. This temple is especially beautiful when it it lit up for celebrating new year.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

calm and serene, you can feel the history as you walk around, shame so many things have been stolen and defaced, we enjoyed visiting all the temples

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing to see something so ancient and culturally important. No wonder it's as busy as it is! One of my favourite Angkor temples.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

NIce to have seen, but felt templed out after Angor Wat. So if I was going to choose only one more to see that would have been Ta Prohm over this. But if seeing all the temples, this one is gorgeous.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The history, architecture,and emotive site with trees and shrubs is wonderful. We enjoyed the whole experience

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

crowded with people. shouldn't be high up on your list. focus on temples further away from the town and get a private guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

While in Seim Reap Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are must see! At first we booked a private tour to take us but he cancelled on us at 5am on the day if the tour because of Khmer New Year. Our hearts dropped but luckily one of the amazing tuk tuk drivers jumped in to save the day (Mobe). He... More

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