Monday, February 04, 2013

Faces of Bayon

The Angkor Archaeological Park of Cambodia is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it lives up to that tag with its aura, unbelievable carvings, size and imagination. Angkor Wat is the most famous temple in this park, but the Bayon Temple is may be as popular. The temple is famous for its faces. It has 216 of them carved on 56 towers, each tower having 4 faces. The temple is massive and so are the towers and the faces. Everywhere that I turned into the temple, I was awed by these faces. Some of them were smiling. Some of them had a neutral expression and the others had a calm look. The other parts of the temple were beautiful and richly carved too, but the faces had so much appeal that the first time I went there, I just watched the faces.

Here are those mind numbing faces of Bayon. Take a look.

The stunning Bayon Temple, Cambodia

A Smiling Bayon Face surrounded by other faces, Cambodia

One of the many faces of Bayon Temple, Cambodia

4 faces of Bayon Temple

Smiling faces of Bayon, Cambodia

Different faces of Bayon Temple, Cambodia

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