Come and explore this photo gallery of the 12th century temple, Bayon, in Siem Reap Cambodia.
A Brief History of Bayon
Bayon was the last state temple to be built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII. It served as a Mahayana Buddhist shrine for many years and was later altered after the death of Jayavarman. It is located in the center of Angkor Thom and is also oriented to the east.
Some Interesting Facts About Bayon
- The most noticeable feature of Bayon is the large selection of stone faces that can be seen throughout the temple; in total there are 216.
- The original name of Bayon was Jayagiri, but was renamed after the French occupancy.