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Bayon Temple is located in the center of the ancient city of Angkor Thom, capital of the Khmer rulers at the beginning of the 13th century.
Prasat Bàyon was built, like the other Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdei or Neak Pean temples, during the reign of the Khmer king Jayavarman VII, follower of Mahāyāna Buddhism.
The architecture of the Bayon is of the temple-mountain type, just like the Bakong, Baphûon, Pre Rup, Ta Keo and Angkor Wat. The Bayon Temple gives a symbolic representation of the mythical Mount Meru, which offers an earthly visualization of the gods in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
The Bayon, with its 54 stone towers with the monumental faces of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara, Buddha is impressive, its visit is easily accessible, but to admire some faces, you will have to take quite narrow stairs, but the view is worth it.
It is located at the intersection of the north-south and east-west roads 3km from Angkor Watt; for his visit, you will have no problem finding a tuk-tuk or even a guide on our site.

Opening hours

Most temples are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

  • Angkor Wat : 5h – 17h30
  • Baphuon : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Banteay Srei : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Bayon : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Bakheng : 5h – 19h
  • Srah Srang : 5h – 17h30
  • Pre Khan : 7h30 – 17h30
  • Prè Rup : 5h – 19h
  • Phnom Bakheng : 5h – 19h

Times given as an indication, but guides and tuk-tuks know them very well.

You will easily find restaurants and merchants that offer good meals with good Khmer recipes for your meals during your visit.
On the site, you will also find where to stay during your stay in Cambodia.

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