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“fabulous history. a bit of a climb”
Review of Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple
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US$70.00*
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Full Day Angkor Wat Tour by Car
Ranked #2 of 188 things to do in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

here's an excerpt from my blog, The Mediocre Wanderer: The first on our adventure was the Bayon temple. Expect to climb steep wooden steps, and rough, uneven sandstone blocks. We entered it through it's east gate, where the short walk from the tuktuk parking area is probably the easiest path you'll walk on in the entire structure.

Built 100 years after Angkor Wat, it's the next most amazing temple to see after the former, with it's 2000 faces carved on solid rock and 54 towers rising to the sky. It is a Buddhist temple, with pillars, surrounded by 4 faces, representing the omnipresent god. Bas reliefs at the first 2 areas tell of the battles, of a history built upon the blood of it's enemies, and it's people. Personally, it's my favorite temple.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

You need at least 3 days for the main temple places and this is one of them. Have comfy shoes and your camera ready.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Gorgeous area, rode an elephant, so much detail on every service and majestic overall. Beware of people offering to guide or take pictures. Consider booking a tour before hand or just explore on your own.

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Very impressive temple among all Angkor Wat temples. Crowded even during raining season, but a must-see temple and take your time to soak it all in!

Thank Shannon W
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

One of the countless temples in Cambodia. But it’s the #1 temple in terms of history and the awesome stone works left behind by the ancients for us.
Build by King Jayavarman VII, this gem of ancient architecture have stood the test of time. Most distinctive feature of this temple is the massive stone faces. We end up going twice in 3 days to Bayon Temple for the serenity and to admire it. :)
Tip : Before you go and visit the temples, take a trip to Angkor National Museum and spend 2-3 hours there to explore and find out more about the temples and who build them and when. Museum entry is 15$ and don’t forget to get the audio commentary in English, its worth the additional 3$ you spend.
To enter inside the Angkor temple complex (which consist of the hundreds of big and small temples) you need to buy a pass. It’s USD 20$ for 1 days and USD 40$ for 3 days. If you have time and keen on exploring the temples, I would recommend to take the 3 days pass and you could take your own time to see the place and explore it on your own terms.

Thank Richie G
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