The Faces of Bayon | Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom
The Faces of Bayon
Faces at Bayon
Faces at Bayon 

The numerous towers of Bayon temple have “faces”; Faces that have a subtle smile are strikingly similar to King Jayavarman VII himself. He was the first Buddhist King of the Khmer Empire unlike his predecessors as well as successors who were all Hindus. Some believe that these faces are Bodhisattva’s and not of the King who built Bayon and Angkor Thom.

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Author: Sreejith Vijayakumar

Have a great liking for travelling and learning about different cultures and communities. Strongly believe that world is a wonderful place to live in.

3 thoughts

  1. Bayon remains one of the most fascinating ancient temples I’ve been to. Whoever had the idea to incorporate those giant faces on the temple’s spires was truly a revolutionary!


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