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Jumping back to my trip to Cambodia, There are many wonderful temples in Siem Reap, I use to think that it is part of Angkor Wat. Angkor is impressive and a must see, but this one is my favorite temple. I was here just before sunset so the light was nice and soft with warm golden tone. And the temperature is more manageable, I was not sweating like I just step out of a shower, not only that it is the best time for photograph. See workshop a complementary image.

The BAYON: A temple-mountain, a forest of 200 gigantic faces in the mysterious glances looking in all the directions, at enigmatic smiles, at beings of another world, in their smiling serenity. This 3-storeyed temple and 43 m of height , stayed for a long time an enigma. Built in 12th century by Jayavarman VII, first floors are a pantheon dedicated to the gods Khmers of the beginning of its construction, in a time of transition between the Hinduism and the Buddhism. The superior floor is dedicated to Buddha. Fabulous low reliefs of 1200m of length and representing more than 11000 sculptured persons, very long frescoes telling the fights and the naval battles between the Khmers and the Chams, as well as the daily life.

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