Wat Bayon (Cambodia) – Magnificent Temple of a Thousand Face

Bayon Temple in Angkor Wat Complex

 

The Angkor Wat complex is so popular among tourists. In one day visit there are many historic buildings that can be visited by travelers. One of The most amazing temple in this area is wat Bayon. Bayon is one of the most popular Cambodian tourist destination.

Wat Bayon was originally a Buddhist temple built between the 12th century until the 13th century at the time of King Jayavarman VII. In the next reign (at the time of King Jayavarman VIII) Bayon converted into a Hindu temple. The next reign makes this temple back into a Buddhist temple up to now.

The Bayon temple is large and looks so old. Moreover, this temple has so many relief of human and gods faces, and makes this temple called as the temple of a thousand face.

Other reliefs that fullfill this temple depicting the past life of the Khmer Empire. Reliefs about battles, the atmosphere in the market, and other events in the past periods. In addition, there is a relief of Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Apsara, Ravana, and Garuda (well-known figures in the life of Hindu religion).

Incredible Pictures of Wat Bayon

A Tourist Taking Photo in front of Wat Bayon

A Tourist Taking Photo in front of Wat Bayon (wikimedia.org)

 

Two Khmer Heads of at Wat Bayon

Two Khmer Heads of at Wat Bayon

 

Face relief of Wat Bayon Temple (adventurouskate.com)

Face relief of Wat Bayon Temple (adventurouskate.com)

 

Relief of Wat Bayon Temple - Cambodia

Relief of Wat Bayon Temple – Cambodia

 

Inside Wat Bayon

Inside Wat Bayon (beautifulplacestovisit.com)

 

Temple of A Thousand Face - Wat Bayon

Temple of A Thousand Face – Wat Bayon (rebeccaandtheworld.com)

 

Bayon Temple in Angkor Wat Complex

Bayon Temple in Angkor Wat Complex (alamy.com)

 

Magnificent Temple of Cambodia

Magnificent Temple of Cambodia (angkor-wat-photography.com)

 

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