After visiting Ankor Temple as described in my earlier post India out of India, we planned to visit Bayon Temple which is also one of the famous and impotant temple Angkor Archaeological Park

To reach Bayon Temple, we crossed a magnificent bridge over a large moat leading to the  South Gate. Both sides of the bridge are lined with amazing statues.





The Bayon temple was built by King Jayavarman VII in late 12th Century. There are 54
standing towers, sporting 4 carved faces making 216 huge stone faces of Buddha.



 

The Bayon temple was build by King Jayavarman VII in late 12th Centuary. There are 54 standing towers, sporting 4 carved faces making 216 huge stone faces of Buddha.





The Garuda 

Shiv ling

Unlike Ankor Wat, which impresses with the grand scale of its architecture and open spaces, the Bayon "gives the impression of being compressed within a frame which is too tight for it.


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