Friday, June 3, 2016

Siem Reap: Bayon & Angkor Wat Temples


This is a continuation post from the previous travel post to Siem Reap in Cambodia. We continued our group tour to Bayon and Angkor Wat Temples after visiting Tra Prohm Temple, which became popular in Angelina Jolie's movie called Tomb Raider.

These temples are located nearby in Angkor Province of Siem Reap in Cambodia. However, it's not a short walking distance to each other thus, you should arrange for private transportation or participate group tours.

Bayon Temple is located to the North of the famous Angkor Wat Temple. It is a Buddhist temple with Hindu elements on the structure. It is built around 1190AD by King Jayavarman VII. Bayon Temple is famous known for its huge stone faces of the Bodhisttva Avalokiteshvara.

Angkor Wat Temple is the most popular attraction sites to visit in Siem Reap. Angkor Wat Temple is built by Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD. This is the most astonishing architectural achievement as the structure is still surviving until today.

It's mandatory to purchase one day entrance ticket with your photo attached on the ticket to all temples in Angkor Province in Siem Reap, Cambodia
It's mandatory to purchase one day entrance ticket with your photo attached on the ticket to all temples in Angkor Province in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Province map shows Angkor Wat Temple and Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Province map shows Angkor Wat Temple and Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

The entrance gate of Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia
The entrance gate of Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia

A closer look at the entrance gate with the stone face of Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia
A closer look at the entrance gate with the stone face of Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia

Another stone face can be seen at the rear of the entrance gate of Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap in Cambodia
Another stone face can be seen at the rear of the entrance gate of Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap in Cambodia

Bayon Temple at Angkor Province in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bayon Temple at Angkor Province in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bayon Temple in Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia

Bayon Temple is a popular attraction temple to visit in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bayon Temple is a popular attraction temple to visit in Siem Reap, Cambodia

More face stones can be seen on the tower of Bayon Temple at Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia
More face stones can be seen on the tower of Bayon Temple at Angkor Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia

A closer look at the stone faces on the towers at Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
A closer look at the stone faces on the towers at Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
A full view of Bayon Temple with its stone faces on the towers at Angkor Province in Siem Reap, Cambodia
A full view of Bayon Temple with its stone faces on the towers at Angkor Province in Siem Reap, Cambodia


Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Two Khmer Lion Guardians in stone are placed at the entrance of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Two Khmer Lion Guardians in stone are placed at the entrance of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

The head of a naga beside the entrance of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
The head of a naga beside the entrance of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia