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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Most tourists to Cambodia make a point of going to see Angkor Wat. On this, my second visit, Angkor Wat is a distant second (or maybe fifth) to Bayon. You have to experience the magic yourself to truly appreciate the magic of the upper tier,...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you are looking for really old carvings, temples and weathered stone, this is the place. The faces were nice and all, but the whole place feels really ancient. No internet access and zero electricity. Its high enough, I feel like if they added a...More

9  Thank Boone406
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The serene but eerie faces linger long with you after you are done visiting this place. According to scholars, the name Bayon came to be due to mispronunciation of word Banyan, that was alluded to the temple complex (Banyan Temple) to signify its religious association...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of my favorite temples, though among probably the busiest we toured. The health of the temple is great with numerous possibilities for pictures - to record the many smiling faces. At this temple, there appeared to be a little troop of monkeys...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This temple was wonderful. This's a temple which is partly renovated so is quite different from Wat. Went around lunch and this wasn't that crowded so that has been a bonus. Saw a great deal of elephants strolling along, precisely what a shame they were...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed yesterday

What a temple. Being from India, I have seen some great temples. But Bayon temple is simply the best I have seen. The size of the temple and the 49 gopurams makes it unique. Coulkd not get enough of this amazing temple. The history behind...More

Thank jagadish t
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For me the best temple i have seen in Asia so far- magnificent and whilst some say the artwork is not at the same high level as in Angkor wat we were well impressed Take your time and do climb to the top Avoid sunset

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple is one of a series of temples at Angkor. Built late 12th or early 13th century. It is insignificant in size compared with Angkor Wat, however it is a highly decorated Khmer temple. Easy access and well with exploring.

Thank malcolma43
Reviewed yesterday

If your in Siem Reap, stop by this Temple...its Faces are smiling! Makes you feel like Indiana Jones, exploring lost worlds

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bayon temple is extremely amazing. This temple was built by a very popular king in Cambodia. This temple was designed like face of human. Although the temple was a little broken, but it still be amazing. This is my first experience for in Siem Riep...More

Thank Van3664
Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating and very well preserved. Must see along with Angkor Wat and Ta Prom. My favourite out of all of the temples in the area.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The clarity of the carvings is quite stunning given they are sine 900 years old. Our guide found it easy to convince us as to the difference between Chinese and Cambodian footsoldiers for example. The architecture is unbelievable complex given that there were no machines...More

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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.
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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
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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
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