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BAYON - "The most striking expression of the baroque style" of Khmer architecture, as contrasted with the classical style of Angkor Wat.

The best time to visit this temple is early in the morning, straight after sunrise - to get a clear light on the beautiful gigantic stone faces (there is 216 of them).

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th century or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom.

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  • Copyright: Zuzana Stefkova (Zuzana_Stefkova) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 120] (997)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-30
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-14 2:19
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