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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my favorite temple. There were wonderful carvings on the wall that showed typical Cambodian life centuries ago. The temple also had 4 faces everywhere! Were they the? I loved the 4 faces!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Patti N
Reviewed yesterday

The temple is filled with smiling Buddhas. Love the site, great cardio walked through the site. The site is huge, there is so much to see that you would not think of tiredness or thirsty. It is magnificent.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vyoung2013
Reviewed yesterday

One of our favorite visits in Cambodia. The architecture of the Khmer Bayon Temple is beautifully preserved. The massive head sculptures do not disappoint. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ymmij10
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed this area more than Angor Wat!! The sculptures were amazing and in relatively good condition.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mozartd2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most amazing temples we saw in Siem Riep. All those big faces watching over you Give this place a special magical athmospere. Never seen something like this

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Antonia P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The temple of large faces. We walked across a bridge over the moat through large carved stone heads lining either side, some grotesque some humerous. The theme continued at the very grand temple.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank glenys g
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go now. I can see in 5 years the being a platforms limited wlk round. it is fascinating but read about it before you go or get a guide to benefit from it. wonderful contrast to Angkor Wat temple and others in this complex. a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hancoxa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Huge carved faces and some extraordinary additional carvings made this, for me, even more interesting that Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom. As with all the sites in Cambodia it is a nightmare for the less than able bodied with many steps, uneven surfaces and trip...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favourite temple, after Angkor Wat. Amazing place to visit and such incredible carvings, with beautifully preserved towers. Just amazing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank superscorer0268
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this afternoon with a guide. A guide is very helpful to enable you to understand about the temple, its construction and its history. Also a guide can point out things that you might easily miss yourself and show you the best places from which...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 26, 2018|
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Response from JScottie | Reviewed this property |
It is not far from Siem Reap. When you buy a ticket for Angkor Wat, $37 US, it includes admission to the Bayon. We booked our trip at tourist information.
April 26, 2016|
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
This sad story is all over the web. An elephant used for tourist rides has died of exhaustion at Angkor. As this is clearly not an issue of travel and tourism, but one of animal welfare and animal rights, I don't understand... More
December 6, 2015|
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Response from siriVVut | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the official ticket center, which located on the way from downtown to Angkor, on Charles de Gaulle st. You have to take a Tuk Tuk there. It will be on your right side. If you want to start using it from... More