A photojournal of Ed's travels

Day Four – Bayon

So we continued on our adventures after a marvelous lunch. Our next stop, Angkor Thom and the temple of Bayon, the quintessential Angorkean temple with all the faces you see in every picture of Angkor.

The afternoon sun was up now and it was pretty hot. And the crowds were out in force. What were these people thinking?

The temples are covered with lots of great historical carvings of battle scenes with Khmer, Siem (Thai), Cham (Vietnam area) and Chinese armies. Lots of elephant-riding monarchs and generals.

Allan and I were determined to climb all the way up to the top of the central tower and mingle with the faces.

The mothers were less interested and preferred to remain in the shade with the guide. We frolicked.

By the time we finished here, we were well and truly done.  It was an amazing day.

 

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