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Ankor Wat usually gets all the accolades. While I did like it I thought Bayon was more interesting. The ruins are undergoing some renovation. There is some scaffolding. It does not detract from the experience but it does detract from photographs. This place captures the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

This was my least favourite site; it was COMPLETELY overrun with Asian tourists taking photos and selfies. It was dangerous as there were so many people on the upper level.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

Beautiful carvings and photo opportunities here but it's hot. Need to cover your shoulders so light cotton is ideal. There are fascinating nooks and crannies and well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed today

Even though its one of the main tourist temples to visit, it still mesmerises with all the carved faces. Fairly small, so you can simply wander around the maze of towers.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Bayon is dramatic & is the state temple of Angkor Thom. Many visitors will associate it with the mystery faces carved on the towers of the temple. There are more than 200 faces on 54 towers following every visitor around the temple. Although it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I visited this site which shows traces of Buddhist/Hindu influences at different times in Khmer history. The site was beautiful but some damage over time is evident. The faces carved in stone are impressive and serene, the carvings of the apsaras quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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There is no other way to describe the Bayon, Angkor and the other temples we went to visit. You have to be fairly fit as there is a lot of walking and a lots of stairs and climbing up and over big carved boulders. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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There are over 250 faces carved in stone in the temple. Each is an individual. On 4 sides of a pillar. Amazing!

Date of experience: November 2018
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This is really amazing to me to see how they build this much of a big temple. Everywhere load buddha's face in very big scale.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this temple on the Angkor sunrise tour by Asia Voyage Tour company. It was awesome. They say a 1000 faces of the king.

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 26, 2018|
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Response from JScottie | Reviewed this property |
It is not far from Siem Reap. When you buy a ticket for Angkor Wat, $37 US, it includes admission to the Bayon. We booked our trip at tourist information.
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
This sad story is all over the web. An elephant used for tourist rides has died of exhaustion at Angkor. As this is clearly not an issue of travel and tourism, but one of animal welfare and animal rights, I don't understand... More
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Response from siriVVut | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the official ticket center, which located on the way from downtown to Angkor, on Charles de Gaulle st. You have to take a Tuk Tuk there. It will be on your right side. If you want to start using it from... More
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