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Bayon Temple

Bayon Temple is spectacular central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. The complex is located just to the north of the famous Angkor Wat.
 
The Bayon is located in the center of the city of Angkor Thom 1500 meters (4921 feet) from the south gate of Siem Reap Province. Bayon temple was built in late 12th century to early 13th century, by the King Jayavarman VII, dedicated to Buddhist. The Bayon vie with Angkor Wat as his favorite monument among visitor. The temple was built nearly 100 years after Angkor Wat. Bayon was built on the top of an earlier monument, that the temple was not built at one time, and that is underwent a series of changes. The Bayon of today with his huge central tower dates to the 13th century and belong to the third phase of the art style.