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Bayon Temple Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)
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Visit the “Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia” in Angkor Archaeological Park’s exquisite temple.

Have your camera ready for the ancient spectacle that is Bayon Temple. Built in the 12th century, it was the last stone temple built during the Khmer Empire. The grand architecture and stunning details symbolise the end of an era in a brilliant fashion.

Although Bayon is one of Angkor Wat’s grandest temples, it is usually less busy than other attractions, so you can stroll around with ease.

Spend time with the “Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia”, a towering carved face wearing an enigmatic smile. This is one of Bayon’s main attractions. Another highlight is the “200 Faces of Lokesvara”, located on the upper terrace of the temple. Carved onto each side of the dozens of towers, the faces are a striking sight.

Bayon’s carvings vary throughout the sweeping architecture. Explore the intricately crafted mythological events that are etched into the inner gallery and get a taste of the Khmer Empire’s past through the historical carvings in the outer gallery.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and ample sunscreen. Since many parts of Bayon do not have ceilings, most exploring is done outdoors, and the sun is powerful year-round. Arrive in style aboard an elephant, which you can rent near the entrance of the park. After hours of exploring, take advantage of the food and drink stands that are located outside the temple.

Bayon is located in the centre of Angkor Wat, symbolising its position as the walled city’s intersection of heaven and earth. The drive from the park’s entrance to Siem Reap takes less than 20 minutes. Rent bicycles and make the journey at your own speed, or rent a private car or tuk-tuk to reach Bayon. Most tour guides offer reasonable rates and will give you an insider’s perspective on the ancient temple. One, three or seven-day admission passes are available at the entrance of Angkor Wat; armed with this, you can explore Bayon and beyond!

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Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Tropical Villa Siem Reap
2.5 out of 5
Veal Village, Sangkat Kouk Chak, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $29 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Siem Reap, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Angkor Archaeological Park and Angkor Wat. War Museum Cambodia and Charles de Gaulle Road are ...

Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Sok Phen Homestay
Sok Phen Homestay
2.5 out of 5
30m Street, Wat Kauk Chok road, Siem Reap
The price is CA $41 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated near the airport, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Angkor Archaeological Park and Angkor Wat. Cambodian Cultural Village is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) ...

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Green Empire Resort
Green Empire Resort
3.5 out of 5
Veal Village, Kouk Chork Commune, Siem Reap
The price is CA $102 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated in Siem Reap, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Angkor Wat and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Cambodian Cultural Village. Angkor Archaeological Park and War ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Wonderfully friendly staff - they looked after us so well! The food was excellent, facilities were great and the room was very big! A special thanks to our driver, Bora, who was amazing and took us around Angkor Wat and other key sites - for a very reasonable price and always with a smile!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2019

Green Empire Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Tropical Villa Siem Reap
Tropical Villa Siem Reap
2.5 out of 5
Veal Village, Sangkat Kouk Chak, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province
The price is CA $29 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
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Sok Phen Homestay
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2.5 out of 5
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The price is CA $41 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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The price is CA $102 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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The price is CA $154 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
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Grand Venus La Residence
Grand Venus La Residence
5 out of 5
Wat Thmei, Kouk Chak, Siem Reap
The price is CA $41 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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