Bayon Temple

Buddhist Temple in Siem Reap
Angkor Thom, Angkor Archeological Park, Siem ReapOpening at 7:30 AMOpen today until 5:30 PMOpening at 7:30 AM tomorrowSorry, we're closed
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Bayon Temple Information

Bayon Temple 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.

History

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.

Architecture

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.

Religion

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.



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Angkor Thom
Angkor Archeological Park
Siem Reap 17000
Cambodia

Business Hours

Mon:7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tue:7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed:7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thu:7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri:7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat:7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sun:7:30 AM – 5:30 PM