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“How can you not be amazed?” 5 of 5 stars
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Bayon Temple
Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #2 of 194 things to do in Siem Reap
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“How can you not be amazed?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Bayon Temple was our introduction to the Temples around Siem Reap and we where not disappointed. We entered the Bayon Temple complex through the south gate on the back of an Asian elephant, what a way to start, and never looked back. Traveled with my wife and two young children, all of whom really enjoyed the experience.

Visited February 2013
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“Our favourite temple in the Angkor complex!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Whilst nothing can beat the view of Angkor Wat at sunrise, this was our favourite temple visit during our Siem Reap stay. The stone faces in the Bayon are absolutely fascinating and it's fun to get lost in this temple! You should definitely go there first thing in the morning as it does get very, very busy and as it's quite small, it can feel a little cramped and claustrophobic. We went back for a second visit as we enjoyed it so much.

Visited February 2013
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“The faces are everywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you enjoy the temples of Angkor, you will also like this site with its many faces of Buddha...or perhaps the king?

Visited December 2012
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“make sure you visit there at early morning or at the evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

lot of tourists. i have visited there 3 times in the past 5 years. now, it is flooded with tourists which you really can't find a good spot for pictures. i enjoyed this place when it is peaceful (5 years ago it was. or make sure you visit there at early morning or at the evening)

Visited February 2013
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“Mona Lisa of SE Asia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Bayon is known for its huge stone faces, with one facing outward and keeping watch at each compass point. The curious smiling image, thought by many to be a portrait of Jayavarman himself, has been dubbed by some the "Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia." There are 51 smaller towers surrounding Bayon, each with four faces of its own. Bayon Temple boasts an extraordinary collection of bas-relief scenes.

Visited January 2013
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