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Angkor Thom Part 2 - Serene, Stone Faces at the Bayon Temple Towers

The Bayon was at the centre of Angkor Thom and was apparently a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple. It's most distinctive feature and one that I'd come to associate with the ruins of Cambodia, was the multitude of massive and serene stone faces on the myriad of towers that jutted out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak.

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Before reaching the towers, visitors could walk through the surrounding ruins and check out some bas-reliefs.

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Linh clutches onto a Linga, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva, which was used as a symbol for worship in temples.

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These traditionally dressed girls waited for paying tourists to have their photograph taken.

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Our guide explains a bas-relief to us.

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Next : The Three-Tiered Baphuon Temple

More information about The Bayon Temple on Wikipedia


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