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Count the faces you see. Old Majestic and Ruined Bayan Temple of Angkor Wat – Siem Reap Cambodia.

“Angkor Thom was built as a square, the sides of which run exactly north to south and east to west. Standing in the exact center of the walled city, Bayon Temple represents the intersection of heaven and earth.

Bayon is known for its huge stone faces of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with one facing outward and keeping watch at each compass point. The curious smiling image, thought by many to be a portrait of Jayavarman himself, has been dubbed by some the “Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia.” There are 51 smaller towers surrounding Bayon, each with four faces of its own.

Bayon Temple is surrounded by two long walls bearing an extraordinary collection of bas-relief scenes of legendary and historical events. In all, there are are total of more than 11,000 carved figures over 1.2km of wall. They were probably originally painted and gilded, but this has long since faded. If you enter Bayon by the east gate and view the reliefs in a clockwise direction." Taken from www.sacreddestinations.com

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  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatalmost 2 years ago

    Wow I’d love a trip to Angkor Wat some day. Fantastic shots thanks for sharing.

  • I recommend you get there and do it over a few days. Its too big to do it all in one day. So much to see. It took a full afternoon just to see 3 x temples. Thanks HH :)))

    – salsbells69

  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

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    3/30/14
    This is really cool!

  • Thankyou very much Keala!!

    – salsbells69

  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

    !
    Featured work 4/5/14

  • Very happy about that Keala! Thankyou very much :))

    – salsbells69

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