The Bayon

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Entrance to the city of Angkor Thom where the Bayon is located. Note the Naga balustrade in the foreground, and the four-headed gopura

Causeway to Angkor Thom, depicting the Devas and Asuras.

East Entrance to the Bayon

Bas Relief, Bayon, depicting the victory of the Khmers over the Siamese.

Entrance to the second level, Bayon. Note the Apsara carvings at the entrance.

Third level, Bayon

View from the third level, Bayon

Smiling Faces: Are they of King Jayavarman VII or Bodhisattava Avalokiteshvara? This issue has been widely debated by scholars.

The smile of Angkor.