The Bayon, Siem Reap
About The Bayon, Siem Reap
The Bayon, Siem Reap - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ticket Price: 80000 KHR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids, Architecture
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This is one of the biggest temples in Angkor and one of the oldest in the world. It was the state temple of the great Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. While Angkor Wat is known for its grandness, Bayon is known for its minimalistic beauty. Great mythologies have been tightly compressed and projected onto the walls of the temple. The architecture is old but the temple stands tall and is very significant, both historically and spiritually. The khmer designs are overwhelmingly intricate. Those interested in history, will love this place.
- The Stone Faces
- The Courtyard
- The Central Tower
- The Statue of Buddha
The Bayon Information
- Carry water bottles with you. The tour can be tiring.
- Very crowded on public holidays.
How To reach The Bayon by Public Transport
- Hire a tuk tuk.
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The Bayon, Siem Reap Reviews - Write a Review
One of my favorite temple. Known for its smiling Buddha and its intricate details and carvings. Best viewed in the early mornings or late afternoon. Just stunning.
Almost destroyed or fall, remaining speaks ruin's of historia, the person who built this one is really a guy who converted his fantasy to realistic. Really superb amazing. Must visit at least once.
You can feel the peaceful and merciful when you come to Bayon Temple, There're a lot of smiling face sculptures in everywhere. I love this place very much.
This is the "Temple with the faces". A mind blowing place, a must in your trip in Cambodia. Tips: 1. If you wanna know about the stories and history, definitely hire a tuk-tuk driver guide. We decided to rent scooters and do everything ourselves, in our own time and rhythm. We downloaded some info about the temples and managed quite well! 2. Its super hot. Bring or buy enough water. 3. Guys need to wear shorts that reach the knee and also a Trip shirt, so wear a tank top because it's hot but have a T-shirt ready for the places where it is needed.Girls need something to cover their upper body as well as something long for the legs.
The Bayon is probably the most impressive site in the Angkor Thom complex. For photography the best time to be there is obviously 5 PM but that also happens to be the time when it is the most crowded due to the fact there is no shade at the site. During the day it is stifling hot. To beat the crowds, visit at 8 AM while the light is still great for some nice shots. For a more in-depth report go to my travel blog: megaworldasia dot com
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