Faces of Bayon temple
Comprised of over 200 gigantic faces on the temple towers, Bayon temple is by far one of the most impressive Angkor structures.
When you visit, do your self a favour and grab a three day pass to the archaeological site. It’s an absolute dream to get lost within these ruins. And, with the extra time on your side, you can take a tuk tuk to the temples located further out, that would otherwise be missed.
I walked around the temple gazing upward upon these gigantic faces for quite a while before taking this shot. The faces just never seemed to quite line up for the image I was envisioning. But, after a little patients and perseverance, I found what I was looking for.
Sunrise over these beautiful ruins is a must see. Though there will also be 1000 other tourists with the same idea. So make sure you arrive early so you can capture the shots you are after. Otherwise you’ll be bumped out of centre position from the line up of tripods. It’s ‘touristy’ yes. But for good reason!
It’s easy to loose track of time while exploring this grand complex. This photo is of just one of the many hallways that had me mesmerised by the precise symmetry of the architectural design.