Day 2 (Part 2/5) – Bayon

… continue from Day 2 (Part 1/5) – Sunrise in Angkor Wat

We left Angkor Wat and headed to the South gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon.

You will see soldiers pulling a five headed serpent aka Naga to the locals. Note far back in the background is the entrance to Bayon forest which lead us to the temple. On closer look, Bayon is characterized by its many towers with four faces in the four cardinal points.

I love the tranquility in the forest leading to Bayon.

The rides from South gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon is about 10 minutes.

Bayon By The Calm Lake

Basically, there is 52 towers with the huge serene faces of the King Jayavarman VII and 173 faces have endured damge or collapse.

For my personal opinion, I have icky feeling in Bayon. Not because of the 4D faces but the temple is entirely covered with moss.

A view of 4 faces tower thru a window pane

The Bayon is also remarkable for its bas-reliefs, in particular those of the outer galleries. Certain reliefs depict historical events such as naval combat against the Cham on the Great Lake.

Oh, just showing off one of the bracelets that I bought at 6 for One US Dollar. So beau.ti.ful and ch.eap! Now I can mix and match with my clothings.

Probably this are the only area that is not covered with black moss.

At least I don’t feel geli. OK! Sometimes I need to air my armpit too. *cough*

Last photograph would be what I love. THE CORRIDORS!

Next, we just walk over to the Elephant Terrace.

… to be continue:  Day 2 (Part 3/5) – Baphuon & Elephant’s Terrace

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  1. athena said,

    October 2, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

    wah..jang ur fotograpi skill also dem good liao1!

  2. wuching said,

    October 2, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    put your arms down, put your arms down! ketiak smell!

  3. Lian said,

    October 2, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

    Great pix! The corridors are my fav too.

  4. laymank said,

    October 2, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

    I have to agree, you have good take on pictures!
    I will practice more…

  5. jazzmint said,

    October 2, 2007 @ 11:13 pm

    wah still on cambodia keke…i think u did enjoy ur trip didn’t u 🙂

  6. sila said,

    October 3, 2007 @ 5:06 am

    i like the soldier pulling the Naga picture 🙂

    looking forward to more pics!

  7. Selena said,

    October 3, 2007 @ 5:12 am

    oo00oo…like the corridor photo. and oso the bracelet. wotta bargain! 😀

  8. Shireen said,

    October 3, 2007 @ 10:31 am

    Amazing structures and beautiful pix!

  9. Kyels said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 9:28 am

    Interesting place; Bayon!


  10. Hijack Queen » Day 2 (Part 1/5) Sunrise in Angkor Wat said,

    October 9, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

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