June 16, 2013

Travel Photo: Tourists at Prasat Bayon

Hello! Today, I will be featuring a photograph I took while on a day tour around the world famous temples in Cambodia.

Where in the world is this?


Named as Prasat Bayon by the Khmers, the Bayon Temple is one of the most visited, most photographed, and widely known temples in Angkor, Cambodia. This magnificent temple was built by Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th to early 13th century. Because of its unique feature,  the stone faces which are prominent on its towers, this temple is a favorite by tourists from around the world. And just like in Angkor Wat, you will really see a lot of tourists around the area. Literally. They say, the stone faces you see on the towers bear the image of King Jayavarman VII.

"The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists." - Sam Ewing

Have you been to Bayon Temple? You can share your experiences here!

16 comments:

  1. Nope I have not been to the Bayon Temple and it's my first time to read about it. Hehe it might be good if you can provide more facts and pictures of the place.

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    1. Bayon Temple is part of the Angkor Wat day tour. Sure, I will post more about this historic site. This is just a travel photo, a teaser indeed. Thank you!

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  2. aww! will be heading there soon! i can't wait.

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    1. Oh, really? That's great! Hope you'll have a great time there. Explore many temples as you can. Thanks!

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  3. Angkor Wat is in my bucket list, hopefully soon, I could visit it too. :)

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    1. Hi! It's great that Angkor Wat is in your list. It's really a wonder to behold. Visit many temples around Angkor Wat, it's worth it! :)

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  4. This place reminds me of Tom Raider the movie. Hehe. Feeling ko andyan si Lara Croft!! :D

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    1. Hahaha Tomb Raider was shot in Ta Prohm temple. We visited the place too, and it's also full of tourists. The site is undergoing renovation. :)

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  5. My boyfriend and I have been dying to see this! Ahhhh, Angkor Wat <333

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    1. Hello Aileen! Oh, nice! Explore Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples soon! Never miss the sunrise over Angor Wat. :)

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  6. I also liked the Bayon temple and we even entered the entrance of the temple riding an elephant. The 4 face Buddha is really a site to behold.

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    1. Wow, that's a great experience. We never tried riding an elephant around the temples in Angkor. We only walked and walked, so tiring.

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    1. Yeah, this place is a must-visit place in Cambodia.. :)

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  8. Never been to Cambodia but I would love to go there sometime soon :)

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    1. Wow, that's a great plan! Include this place in your destination list especially if you are going to Cambodia. Thanks for dropping! :)

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