Bayon Temple
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  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,637 contributions
    Visually magnificent
    This was the second stop in the temple tour. After leaving Angkor Wat we drove here along a road lined with stone heads on both sides of the road. There is a car park at the entrance and you walk over the road to view the temples. Our guide took us inside and again delivered a detailed description of the temple and its history. You can walk round and there is guided walkway, but you have to be careful because there are bats nesting on the site and if you look up for too long you might get covered in mess.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • char m
    2 contributions
    Bayon is known for its distinctive, smiling stone faces
    Bayon Temple is a temple located in Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was the last state temple built in the Angkor complex. The great Buddhist ruler, King Jayavarman VII, began its construction near the end of his life – sometime in the late 12th or early 13th century. Originally intended to be a Mahayana Buddhist temple, it was altered during the reign of King Jayavarman VIII when the empire briefly converted to Hinduism Bayon is known for its distinctive, smiling stone faces that adorn the towers and gates of the temple. The temple is also known for its bas-reliefs, which depict scenes from everyday life and historical events
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Marshall H
    Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions
    Spectacular
    Second only to Angkor's main temple in size and grandeur, this is spectacular. At the present time there are only 20-30 tourists here at a given time. The enigmatic giant heads of Angkor are a wonder. Unfortunately at this time the upper level is closed for renovation. You can't get up close and personal with the heads as when I was here 15 years ago.As mentioned in my other reviews the authorities have tightened up tuk tuk access, with many of the temples requiring a major hike just to get to the entrance. Not so at Bayon. The tuk tuks can get within 50 meters for drop off. Despite the upper level closure it is still a must see temple at Angkor.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Delfruzbhot
    Pune, India83 contributions
    Spectacular
    Spectacular carvings literally leaves one speechless seeing the magnanimous size of these rock carving so intricately done . It just makes us wonder how beautiful it must have been back in the ages and really makes one feel sad to them destroyed over period of time . For everyone this temple is a must do on the list to visit .
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Soko37
    Budapest, Hungary4,527 contributions
    Stony faces
    In many cases second stop after Angkor Wat. It is not massive as Angkor, less people, interesting with stony temple faces. The Bayon area is huge in many different temples and religious places. We rented tuk tuk for whole day which make sense if you do intensive trip. Different places are in walking distance. Total time for area is around two hours if you are dropped at Bayon temple and walking through few ancient places in forest park
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 May 2023
  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, Massachusetts1,259 contributions
    The greatest of all SR temples for me
    even before Angkor Wat - not as large, but more special, more otherworldly, there's no place like this. You cannot climb as high as a few years ago, which may be good. This time, we spent some time on carefully checking out the Cham War reliefs - well worth it. Access via the professional tuktuks is excellent and convenient.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand780 contributions
    faces have souls
    Our 2nd favourite, loved all the faces and towers. Very impressive carvings on the walls and a guide told us the stories it told which was really interesting. Closed in shoes was a good idea here as many loose and uneven large stone everywhere. Just incredible how this was built and the detail. Easily spend an hour wandering around here.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Fiona
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    A good comparison to Angor Wat
    In amongst the smiling Buddahs - it was a great comparison to the more well known Angkor Wat. Lots of detail to be seen, and a different story. Maybe not as in good condition but nice to see sensitive restoration work being undertaken.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • lifenadventure
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,821 contributions
    Loved the faces
    So amazing, the large faces in the temples are just incredible to see. We got there before opening – 7.30am, but saw others in there. It was quiet and very few people in the whole place or around the area so it was really calm and tranquil. There are monkeys everywhere so take care of your stuff. The inside is underwhelming, the outside is just stunning, could spend ages looking at it from all angles.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Sean W
    New York City, New York3 contributions
    What a beautiful carving faces
    The biggest Buddhism temple of the world and beautiful 4 faces of Buddha. It was amazing built in 11 century in year 1181 by king Jayavaraman 7 of Cambodia and really in the center of the city Angkor Thom. There are many temples in the 9 km quare of Angkor Thom city. Do not miss.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
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Lexibelle
Phoenix, AZ1,265 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We spent the afternoon here after doing Angkor Wat at sunrise in the morning. It was not nearly as crowded and was nice to have less people milling about. Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend doing this as well.
Written 18 February 2024
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Aurelie Faltin
Manchester, UK12 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Bayon Temple's imposing presence is truly impressive. Its towering structures and grand architecture command attention and create a sense of reverence that showcases the power and splendor of the ancient Khmer civilization.
Written 14 February 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada433 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
This temple was awe inspiring. It is huge. There are 54 towers decorated with 216 Buddha faces. Some towers have a Buddha face on each side. The carvings inside showing battles but also everyday life were very interesting
Written 11 February 2024
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MCH65
American Fork, UT364 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Bayon Temple was super cool. This is one of several temple complexes in a very close proximity. The architecture and history and super cool. We spent about 90 minutes here and it was worth the time to explore the grounds. Watch out for the monkeys, they will rob you blind. A friend had a water bottle in her hand at her side and one of the monkeys jumped up and grabbed it. Had it it been a bag, or her phone or camera, it would have been gone for good. They are fast!
Written 9 February 2024
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Ben
London, UK8 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Walking through the grandiose entrance of Bayon Temple was an experience unlike any otherThe colossal architecture and ornate carvings left me speechless, as I felt transported to a bygone era of majesty and opulence.
Written 24 January 2024
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Heda Chase
Speldhurst, UK9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Bayon Temple is a marvel of ancient engineering and craftsmanshipIts intricate design and breathtaking architecture make it a must-see attraction, leaving visitors in awe of the skill and dedication that went into its construction.
Written 24 January 2024
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA895 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Bayon turned out to be one of my favorite temples in Siem Reap. I loved it even more than Angkor Wat. The architectures and carved details were just gorgeous. And there were monkeys running around! I got to make videos of them! Absolutely check this remarkable temple out!
Written 19 January 2024
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Dennet Shave
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Bayon Temple's iconic stone faces are an instantly recognizable symbol of Cambodia's rich heritageIts majestic beauty and cultural significance make it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to delve into the country's storied past.
Written 8 January 2024
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Traveldna
Pune, India24 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Amazing and superb. the overall Angkorwat temple complex itself very good. These are ruins but considering a 1000 years time span and the way its preserved, its absolutely stunning. bayon temple is one of the group temple with in the Angkorwat circuit i would say.
Lot of walking needed, so be prepared.
Written 5 January 2024
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Kan R
New York City, NY7 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Bayon Temple is a truly awe-inspiring masterpiece that left me in absolute awe. The intricately carved stone faces exude a mysterious charm that entrances visitors and makes them feel like they've stepped into another world.
Written 3 January 2024
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