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Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed today

Incredible travel experience. It transports you back to the past and makes you wonder about those who built these incredible monuments.

Thank Judith K
Reviewed today via mobile

This is one of the temples in Angkot Thom area. It is well preserved abd less crowded than Angkor Wat. Worth a visit.

Thank phx00
Reviewed yesterday

Bayon temple was most likely my favorite temple, in stating I'd waited more than thirty five years to go to Angkor wat, bayon temple is a scaled-down temple, along with an excellent useful guide you obtain a much better look into the past, and also...More

Thank Whitney H
Reviewed yesterday

We took two days to explore the temples, the heat and humidity were rendered irrelevant, these places are just awe inspiring. The history, the beauty, everywhere you look there was some detail that just blew us away. Will definitely go back, I would recommend a...More

Thank ChristineS5184
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was built by King Jayavarman VII (a Mahayana Buddhist King who reign 1181 - 1218 AD) in the Buddha Raja cult. His portrait you can see in the National Museum of Cambodia (Phnom Penh), Musee Guimet in Paris, and Phimai National Museum in Thailand....More

Thank YogaEfendi
Reviewed yesterday

Like so may of Siem reaps temples , bayon is unique and captivating . It faces are fascinating and it really shouldn't be missed

Thank Sue D
Reviewed yesterday

small and manageable and so special with all the big faces! I challenged my son (9 years old) to count how many faces are there to keep him busy, but we gave up!

Thank Noa A
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped by this temple later in the day and it was wonderfully atmospheric and a lot less crowded than we dorve past it earlier in the day. The faces look so peaceful and serene!

Thank minhpham988
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another great amazing temple to visit! Thereโ€™s loads of Temples in Siem Reap! But this is another one of the main attractions to visit.. lovely sunny day and I enjoyed it so damn much Thank you Mr Tan from Journey Cambodia Appreciate much ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

Thank Sophie R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Opens at 7.30 a.m. Worth a visit. Have to climb stairs so wear comfortable footwear. Do take lots of water,juices to stay hydrated. Full of history. I couldn't explore much as i waited with my toddler but my husband went around nd was amazed.

Thank igrag_b
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27 January 2018|
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Response from JScottie | Reviewed this property |
It is not far from Siem Reap. When you buy a ticket for Angkor Wat, $37 US, it includes admission to the Bayon. We booked our trip at tourist information.
27 April 2016|
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
This sad story is all over the web. An elephant used for tourist rides has died of exhaustion at Angkor. As this is clearly not an issue of travel and tourism, but one of animal welfare and animal rights, I don't understand... More
7 December 2015|
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Response from siriVVut | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the official ticket center, which located on the way from downtown to Angkor, on Charles de Gaulle st. You have to take a Tuk Tuk there. It will be on your right side. If you want to start using it from... More