Monday, March 28, 2016

BAYON TEMPLE OF ANGKOR


After Angkor Wat, we then moved on to the next destination: Bayon Temple which took about 15 minutes by tuk tuk. This was a much smaller temple but it looked much older to me even though it was built 100 years after Angkor Wat.














We did not attempt to do any climbing at this place as the steps looked steeped and narrower. There was a person who seemed ready to assist you if you are keen to still climb but be prepared to tip.












By this time, the weather was getting hotter and I was getting tired actually. Lucky enough the place was much smaller than Angkor Wat.


One of the distinct characteristics of this place was the carved images of the faces of Buddha on the walls.












There was another temple nearby but I was not sure whether that was still Bayon or its extension. We just went to have a look as near as the main entrance, took photographs and left. I was expecting to see about the same things.








And after this, we would be going to the site where Angelina Jolie once was filmed in the movie "Tomb Raider".