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“Trip to Bayon Temple” 4 of 5 stars
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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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“Trip to Bayon Temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This place is a must see in Cambodia. I saw it after spending a day at Angkor Wat, but it was well worth the trip. Don't miss the black buddah just around the corner.

Visited February 2013
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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“Probably my favorite temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

As a tour leader, i have visited many temples many times in Angkor, and Bayon is definitely one of my favorites. It's the most for sure the most picturesque temple, especially for its enigmatic smiling faces you can approach very closely.

Visited November 2012
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“Really nice... go there by bike and go climb around...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Really nice... go there by bike and go climb around...
Less crowded than Angkor and really beautiful!

Visited February 2013
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“Extraordinary!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Nothing can prepare you for the detail and scale of this building which you are still allowed to get really up close to. Go before it gets roped off!

Visited February 2013
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“Massive yet peaceful faces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visited Bayon late in the afternoon - the crowds by then had huddled in Bekong for the sunset. We got the place all for ourselves. Faces and more faces and each face though massive had a peaceful intent to it. There is only one face with a smile - do take photographs here. We just cannot rate or compare this temple against others because each of them is unique and so is this. We loved it !

Visited December 2012
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