The Bayon

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 80000 KHR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids, Architecture

The Bayon - Review

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.

Highlights include:

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for The Bayon

  • The Bayon Address: Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • The Bayon Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • The Bayon Price: 80000 KHR
  • Best time to visit The Bayon(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Bayon: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Bayon

  • 95% of people who visit Siem Reap include The Bayon in their plan

  • 50.26% of people start their The Bayon visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Bayon

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

93.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Bayon

People normally club together Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm while planning their visit to The Bayon.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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The Bayon, Siem Reap Reviews

  • Loved being up close with these extraordinary statues. The color, age, and ruggedness makes you feel history. Can't describe the feeling of walking in between each unique piece and the stories that they tell.

  • My favorite temple of all. Very impressive to see those faces on each side of the temple towers. Depending on where you stand and what direction you look at you can align the faces with your nose tip. Late afternoon you can shoot some amazing pictures due to a special sun reflection on the temple. Do not skip the visit of this temple, its the must seen on your list.

  • This temple is together with Angkor Watt the most popular attraction in the archaeological site of Angkor. The Bayon is so well-known because of his richly decorations in Khmer architectural style with ,for example, the 200 smiling faces and the more than 50 towers. The position is also unique since it's exactly in the middle of the city with direct access to the 4 main gates.

  • one of the great magnificent charming ancient temple, the stunning bas-reliefs is so impressive and provide so many historical related information. just walk slowly and try to understand the informative that ancient ancestor people try to communicate with us within the long huge wall panel crafting galleries masterpiece.

  • Bayon Temple or Angkor Thom temple is one great temple locate in Siem Reap where many other wonder temples in. This Temple has many for 4faces which designed very different shape and smile . It's my favorite one and I never miss to stop by there to visit every i travel there. Bayon has also a secret well where they believe if you drop floating things then it will appear in Baray lake.

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