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Bayon Angkor Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Faces Mar 23, 2010
After the great Angkor Wat, Bayon has to be amongst the most famous of temples in the Angkor Wat complex. Everyone instantly recognises this temple, as there are over 200 faces which are dotted around this temple. It really does feel a tad spooky but intriguing too as the faces seem to have this smirk on them! Considering that some of the faces have a similarity with what King Jayavarman II would have looked like, and the fact that this temple was situated right in the middle of the city, its probably likely that the temple was an important political tool just as it was a spiritual and social one. I really enjoyed wandering around this temple to marvel at the various faces, and think that if you can, it’s good to visit this one around sunrise or sunset as the changing light levels of the faces certainly adds to the dramatic effect of the temple.
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