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Bayon Temple2(暹粒巴戎廟), Siem Reap, Cambodia

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The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. Khmer Smile refers to this mystic grin of King Jayavarman VII who ruled Cambodia in the 12th Century. During his reign, the Khmers built the famous Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom. It is generally believed this portrait is a combinatiion of Boddhisattva Avalokitesvara and King Jayavarman VII himself. To show his omnipresence and omnipotence, his face was carved in facets of all the towers in the Bayon Temple such that his subjects can see his compassionate look and enlightened smile. 

巴戎廟位於吳哥城中央,為當時之國廟,建於800年前,以中小型石塊堆疊成49座高塔,每座塔都雕有四面佛,像徵眼觀四面,耳聽八方。中心塔群象徵宇宙中心的須彌山,身處其中,視線離不開佛像,佛像據說是興建此廟的國王與菩薩的合體,慈祥閉目,咀角含笑,這個地方就被稱為「高棉徵笑」。

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A: Bayon

Af Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 20 meter væk

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C: Bayon

Af Armin Leuprecht, 20 meter væk

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D: The Bayon. Towers of Smiling Faces [Cambodia]

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The Bayon. Towers of Smiling Faces [Cambodia]

E: Bayon Sunset

Af Arroz Marisco, 20 meter væk

The gigantic smiling faces of Jayavarman VII glows with compassion under the setting sun. The little ...

Bayon Sunset

F: Bayon Temple at Dawn

Af Roy Zipstein, 20 meter væk

The majestic Bayon temple at dawn, part of the complex of temples Angkor, Cambodia

Bayon Temple at Dawn

G: Bayon, Angkor Cambodia

Af Peter Pajor, 30 meter væk

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late ...

Bayon, Angkor Cambodia

H: Bayon, Angkor Thom - Siem Riap, Cambodia

Af TETSUYAYOSHI.JP, 30 meter væk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayon

Bayon, Angkor Thom - Siem Riap, Cambodia

I: CAMBODIA - Angkor - Bayon Temple

Af Julien Mordret, 30 meter væk

The Bayon Temple is the central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Thom, capital of the Khmer empir...

CAMBODIA - Angkor - Bayon Temple

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China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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