Located inside the Angkor Archaeological Park, the famous Bayon Temple is an iconic destination that represents Hindu and Buddhist cosmology. The temple was built during the prestigious Khmer dynasty. Here’s all you need to know about Bayon.
How to Visit
Bayon temple is located inside the ancient Angkor Thom town. You can take a tuk-tuk or a taxi to reach the Angkor site. There are 4 roads leading up to the temple from the Angkor site. It will take 20-30 minutes to get to the site from your accommodation at FCC Angkor by Avani, one of the best hotels in Siem Reap.
Bayon has quite a unique architecture compared to other local attractions such as Angkor Wat. At a distance, it may seem like a stack of unorganised structures, but up close, you can witness the most fascinating carvings related to Buddhism on each tower. The galleries are heavily decorated with historical events, battles, and folklore.
Why You Should Visit
Bayon is known as one of the most important ancient shrines in Angkor, along with Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm. The famous site includes well-preserved bas-relief carvings that are mysterious combinations of history, myth, and ancient lifestyle. You can visit the temple within the afternoon hours to avoid crowds and explore in peace. Spare a minimum of 2 hours to observe the attractions and capture the most beautiful art in your reels for the gram!