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My Cambodia Trip, Part II–Angkor Thom and the Bayon, the only Angkorian State Temple dedicated to the Buddha

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Day #2 evening, we flew from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. This is our hotel room in Siem Reap. Note the mosquito nets over the beds.  Luckily we didn’t have to use them!

Day #3, we are approaching the gate of Angkor Thom (Great Angkor or Great City). These elephants can carry visitors into Angkor Thom.

We are at the gate to Angkor Thom.  It was built by Angkor’s greatest king, Jayavarman VII (1181-1219).  At the center of the city is Jayavarman’s state temple, the Bayon.

An elephant rider going towards the gate of Angkor Thom.

The south gate of Angkor Thom is most popular with visitors, as it has been fully restored and many of the heads of statues remain in place.

In front of the gate stands giant statues on the causeway of both sides of the gate, a motif taken from the story of the

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2 comments on “My Cambodia Trip, Part II–Angkor Thom and the Bayon, the only Angkorian State Temple dedicated to the Buddha

  1. eof737
    January 24, 2013

    What a blessing! 😉

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