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  • Address: Cambodia
  • Hours: Open daily, sunrise to sunset
  • Admission: 80,000 riel

The Bayon temple forms a square at the center of the much larger square of the vast Angkor Thom, and is the architectural highlight of the complex. This was considered by the Khmers to be the conjunction of heaven and earth, though the auspicious site was covered in jungle for centuries.

Like much in the area it dates to the 12th-century reign of King Jayavarman VII, and is particularly noted for its magnificent carved stone faces with their beatific smiles. They depict either the king himself or a bodhisattva; the confusion was probably deliberate.

The bas relief carvings on the temple’s outer walls are a riot of scenes depicting everything from celestial beings and mighty battles to humble village life.

Practical Info

Bayon is within Angkor Thom, which lies 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) north of Siem Reap, past Angkor Wat.

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Angkor Wat Helicopter Flight with Private Tour of Temples, Siem Reap, null
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Angkor Wat Helicopter Flight with Private Tour of Temples

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See Cambodia’s magnificent Angkor Wat and other temple ruins by land and air on this private full-day tour! Explore the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park ...  Read more

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $582.50
Angkor Private Tour, Siem Reap, Helicopter Tours
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Angkor Private Tour

Stare in awe at the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat and succumb to the enigmatic smiles of the 216 giant faces of the Bayon, Angkor’s strangest ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $81.00
Angkor Temple Day Tour - Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Angkor Temple Day Tour - Siem Reap

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Siem Reap is the gateway to one of the world's most amazing archaeological sites. Built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer Empire was the ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Full Day Angkor Wat Tour by Car, Siem Reap, Day Trips
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Full Day Angkor Wat Tour by Car

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Tourists simply cannot say they've been to Siem Reap if they haven't visited its biggest claim to fame – the Angkor Temples. Built in the early 12th century, ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.25
Private Angkor Wat Tour from Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cultural Tours
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Private Angkor Wat Tour from Siem Reap

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Small private tour to visit Angkor complex with private and personal tour guide and driver for day trip. To visit main temple within the small circuit of ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.00
Small Group Tour to Angkor Main Temples, Siem Reap, Cultural Tours
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Small Group Tour to Angkor Main Temples

The Khmer Empire created the largest religious monument ever built when they constructed the amazing Angkor Wat along with it hundreds of other small monuments ...  Read more

Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Angkor Temples Tour and Overnight Buddhist Monastery Stay, Siem Reap, Day Trips
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Angkor Temples Tour and Overnight Buddhist Monastery Stay

This overnight stay at a Buddhist monastery near Siem Reap includes a half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Visit the famous Angkor ...  Read more

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $237.50
Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour, Siem Reap, Overnight Tours
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Angkor Temples Small-Group Tour

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Discover the mysteries of Angkor on this full-day, small-group temples tour from Siem Reap. See the iconic Angkor Wat and the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple. ...  Read more

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.40
Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Full-day ... 
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Private Tour: Angkor Wat and The Royal Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

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Be mesmerized by Angkor Wat and other magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire on this private tour from Siem Reap! Beginning at the south gate of Angkor Thom ...  Read more

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
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Angkor Sunrise Discovery Bike Tour, Siem Reap, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Angkor Sunrise Discovery Bike Tour

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Watch the sun rise over the triple towers of Angkor Wat and experience an unforgettable day bicycling among the ruins of the Angkor Kingdom. With an ...  Read more

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

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