The next temple we visited, after some lunch and a rest, was The Bayon famous for its faces which look down on you from all directions as you wander around. This again was built by Jayavarman VII and is another Buddhist temple.

Around the walls on the lower leavel are bas-releif depictions of scenes from epics as well as everyday life. These are carved out of sandstone, one of the best shows a battle between the Khmers and Chams with the bottom part showing Angkor life .

The most extraordinary thing about this temple are the faces which are all the same and have varies explanations as to who or what they depict. Some say the Buddha some Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara some Jayavarman himself. It gives it a strange feeling as you walk around, especially as we were there towards sundown. It was also not so busy with people.






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