Photos Cambodia Angkor Thom ~ My Trip Asia

12/12/2013

Photos Cambodia Angkor Thom































Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia - one of the great faces at the Bayon Temple. Built by Khmer King Jayavarman VII. The temples 216 large faces resemble statues found of the king himself, but some scholars claim that the faces are actually of the Buddha of compassion called Avalokitesvara or Lokesvara. Located not far from Angkor Wat, thousands of tourists visit this site every day, to pose in front of the large faces (while the more serious photographers patiently wait for them to leave and then quickly get their shots in, before another group arrives).