Posts Tagged "Bayon Temple"

APAD 037: Apsara carving at Bayon Temple

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

Apsara carvings at Bayon Temple

This carving in one of the pillars at Bayon Temple is just one of the hundreds of thousands of Apsara carvings at the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park in Siem Reap. The carvings are now worn out but, as you can see, the beautifula details are still there.

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APAD 275: The Smiling Faces of Bayon Temple

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia, Cambodia life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you the giant smiling faces of Bayon Temple, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat is amazing but Bayon is a stand-out and my personal favourite. It is a temple like no other and worth going there to see them. Again and again.

These giant faces, looking in four directions, are hoisted in 52 towers representing the provinces of what was once the Great Khmer Empire. As to who the faces represent remain a mystery up to now.

Standing there – in awe – looking at these stone faces that are looming down on you is just memorable. The history, the beauty, as well as the architectural marvel is just unbelievable. The stone faces seem to look at you at any angle. Why, I could just stand there and stare back at the faces all day! Well, I’ll stop if I get hungry, to be honest 🙂

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