The Stone Faces of Bayon

The Bayon temple is situated in what used to be the capital; Angkor Thom. The temple was built in the 12th – 13th century for Jayavarman VII and was the official state temple of the capital. The Bayon has a very baroque Khmer style when comparing with the more “classical” style of Angkor Wat. In this temple you will find a huge number of stone faces, they are all very detailed and it is truly stunning to walk around here.

27 responses

  1. ancient ruins are like twice as good as any abandoned building i am always intrigued with pictures of ancient ruins like this. that was a great post

    October 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    • Thank you very much for the feedback, and I agree with you. I hope I can go to some similar place in the future.

      October 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm

  2. Wow, you are a pro! Those are excellent pictures. I visited Phnom Penh about 12 years ago but that time we were unable to get to Angkor Wat.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    • Thank you very much for stopping by and for your encouragement. Have a nice day!

      October 31, 2012 at 6:35 am

  3. Beautiful images! Amazing!

    October 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  4. A magic place!

    November 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

  5. missjessedeol

    This is absolutely magnificent…I love history and site-seeing.

    I want to visit this someday!

    Thanks for following 🙂

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    November 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

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    November 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  7. elizabethweaver

    Of course these ruins are amazing and I appreciate you offering their beauty with your great shots. Thanks for looking at my blog as well.

    November 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

    • Thank you very much for checking in!

      November 5, 2012 at 6:33 am

  8. Simply remarkable the amount of patient work that went into it… No more sadly… we live in an impatient word.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

  9. This is the kind of place that I love to visit… and take good photo!

    November 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    • Yes, definitively one of the best photo opportunities!

      November 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

  10. I have never been there…But I find incredible to see how people from XII-XIII-XIV centuries were able to work that magnificent way, and what is more, around the planet…
    Love your pics.,..
    Thanks for stopping at my place!

    November 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    • Thank you very much! And yes, when you start to think of it, it is incredible what they could accomplish without today’s technology.

      November 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

  11. 최다해 gongjumonica

    Beautiful. I’ve been dreaming of going to Cambodia ever since I represented the country in one of out Model of United Nations assembly.

    November 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

  12. First I thought it was India.. Its a nice set of photos.

    November 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

  13. Breathtaking architecture!

    November 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  14. Quite stunning, indeed. Love all the detail. They don’t build ’em like that anymore, do they?

    November 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    • You are right! Amazing place 🙂

      November 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

  15. amazing photos. We’re travelling to Cambodia in February. Can’t wait. Thanks for sharing.

    November 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

  16. duckyack

    I often travel vicariously via your photos. It’s fun and inexpensive. I love taking pictures, but I’ve never been any good, except once. After a winter snow, my favorite subject, I took a pic of the holly bush in my yard. After it was developed, it looked like a black and white photo because there was no color. However, at closer inspection, two very red holly berries can be seen poking through the snow-covered leaves. It hangs in a silver frame, and when people look at it they ask, “How did you color those berries?”

    November 29, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    • Thank you very much, truly appreciated. Is the berry photo you mention available on your blog?

      November 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      • duckyack

        It is not. Maybe I should do that! And thank you for visiting.

        November 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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