A few of the many faces of Bayon, Siem Reap


Bayon is unique, with 216 serene faces looking upon visitors from its 54 towers. Although they are thought to represent the bodhisattva of compassion (Avalokitesvara), apparently they were modeled on the face of the temple's founder (our friend, King Jayavarman VII).

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