January 15, 2008

Buddha head, Bayon, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Location:Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia (13° 26′ 31″ N, 103° 51′ 35″E)
Date: 13 November 2002; 8.40am
Camera: Canon G1

Bayon is one of the most popular temple in the Angkor Wat complex. It is well-known for its series of serene, peaceful Buddha faces that most travellers associate Angkor Wat with. When I visited Angkor Wat back in 2002, there were not many airlines that fly direct to Siem Reap; the ones that flew were charging fairly high fares. So we took the overland route from Bangkok to the border at Poipet, followed by a bone-shaking, bumpy 4 hours ride on a bare-earth road to Siem Reap. Despite its fame and popularity I found Angkor Wat to be very enjoyable and very photogenic.

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