is one of the most popular temples in the region. Here you will see the 200+ famous faces which look down on you from the towers.
This Buddhist temple is in the heart of Angkor Thom
and is visited by millions of people each year.
Bayon was built by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. It was the last "Temple Mountain" to be built in the Khmer style as a Buddhist shrine.
It was built in a totally different style from Angkor Wat
and many of the other temples. This unique style has proven to be extremely popular with guests and it's second only to the great temple at Angkor Wat.
Although originally a Buddhist temple, it was converted into a Hindu temple later in the 13th century. It was then converted into a Theravada Buddhist temple during the later years of the Khmer Empire.