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…
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Bayon, Angkor Thom, Cambodia (HDR)
Built in the late 12 - Early 13th Century, by King Jayavarman VII (reigned 1181-1220) Bayon is the second most popular ruin in Angkor after Angkor Wat. This is the temple of stone faces. Located right in the middle of Angkor Thom, the Bayon is the favourite temple ruin of many. To me, it is simply the most extraordinary. In fact, it is so spectacularly unique in style that it even eclipses Angkor Wat as its most recognised icon of classic Khmer art and architecture. The Bayon was one of the…
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