Friday, September 28, 2012

Faces Of Bayon

The Bayon Temple of the Angkor Thom complex, the next city along from Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, was one of my favourite temples, with it's enchanting faces.  The temple in this, the largest ancient city, has 216 semi-smiling faces, and no matter where you stand around the temple, you are always watched by at least one of them!

The 51 towers of smiling faces in every direction are surrounded by terraces with intrinsic detail, all in stone, and have been restored to continue to stand and be explored today.

This post is part of a series marking 10 years since I travelled to Cambodia to work as a volunteer.

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