Bayon

Local nameប្រាសាទបាយ័ន
LocationSiem Reap, Cambodia

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences. The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.

Tags HinduismRuinsBuddhistSightHistorical
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Opening hours

Daily: 5 am - 6 pm

Admission

Adults: USD 20
Admission fee inculdes the entrance to all temples of Angkor Archaeological Park.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayon

Coordinates 13°26'28.4" N 103°51'32.109" E

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