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  • Day31

    Angkor Thom / Ta Prohm

    January 6, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Reggel fel6tol 12-ig voltunk Angkorban es bejartuk tuktukkal illetve gyalog a "kiskört", ami a legszebb/nepszerubbeket tartalmazza. A "nagykörhöz" kellett volna meg egy nap, mert elegge elfaradtunk es a meleg is egyre terhesebb lett. Vegul fizettunk meg a soforunknek hogy tuktukkal jarjuk vegig a nagykort, de mar nem szalltunk le. Igy is nagyon szep volt, utkozben lattuk kivulrol a nevezetessegeket, talalkoztunk majmokkal, kicsit atelhettuk a kambodzsai videki feelinget es meg legkondi is volt :)Read more

  • Day21

    Angkor Archeological Park

    March 5, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Samstag, Abfahrt vom Hostel in Phnom Penh - Richtung Siem Reap.
    Chris kämpfte sich wieder tapfer durch den Stadtverkehr - wird immer besser!

    Wie sich auf dem Weg herausstellte, sind wir mal wieder zu spät losgekommen und so mussten wir in der Dämmerung nach einem Schlafplatz suchen.
    Wir landeten auf einem Acker an einer kleinen Straße, schlugen unser Nachtlager auf, aßen noch etwas fried-nuddels und legten uns bei 32°C im Bus schlafen.

    Die Nacht war schnell vorbei, um 6 Uhr in der Früh wurden wir von einer klingenden Kuhherde geweckt... So ging es weiter nach Siem Reap. Wir schauten uns die Stadt an und wollten noch die Eintrittskarten für Angkor besorgen - mal wieder zu spät, der Schalter hatte bereits geschlossen & so beschlossen wir eine Nacht auf dem Parkplatz vor dem Ticketschalter zu verbringen (Ticketverkauf startete um 04:30 Uhr)

    Wir haben es gemeistert und standen früh auf, um noch rechtzeitig zum Sonnenaufgang vor dem Angkor Wat Tempel zu stehen - leider aber auf der falschen Seite, dafür hatten wir die Rückseite für uns...

    Zum Angkor Park:
    Es ist ein riesen Komplex aus Tempel anlagen - unglaublich sich vorzustellen wie viele Jahre es dauern musste dies zu erschaffen. Die Anlage ist so groß, dass wir zum Teil 20-30min mit dem Auto fahren mussten (ich glaube es geht sogar noch weiter...)
    Möchte hier auch einfach nur die Bilder sprechen lassen...

    Nach dem ersten Tag "Tempel Marathon" mussten wir auch schon die erste Reparatur an Kenny durchführen - es hatte sich mal wieder einer der Hebedämpfer fürs Hochdach verabschiedet - hoffe es hält nun wieder...

    Ps. Ganz Liebe Grüße an Opa Willi! Freut uns das du unsere Reise verfolgst :)
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  • Day51

    Siem Reap - Angkor Thom

    March 19, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Nach dem ich gefrühstückt hatte, bin ich mit dem Fahrrad ca. 1 km weiter gefahren zu Angkor Thom.
    Die Tempelstadt Angkor Thom hat ähnliche Ausmaße wie Angkor Wat, allerdings ist der Haupttempel, der Tempel Bayon um einiges kleiner aber nicht weniger beeindruckend.Read more

  • Day186

    Bayon Temple & Royal Palace

    December 7, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After the main temple we continued to Angkor Thom and visited the Bayon Temple (the one with the faces) and the Royal Palace.

    Nach dem Haupttempel sind wir weiter zur Tempelanlage von Angkor Thom gefahren. Highlight hier war der Bayon Temple und der Royal Palace. Hier waren wir noch nahezu alleine :)Read more

  • Day153

    Bayon Temple and the Emperor's palace

    January 29, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    One of my favorite structure in Ankor Wat is the Bayon temple that is largely un-restored and filled with large smiling sculptures of gods. The Emperor's palace is also largly un-restored and overgrown with trees. It is intersting to compare these two places with Ankor Wat.Read more

  • Day151

    Siem Reap

    September 17, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    The biggest tourist attraction in Cambodia is the ancient city of the Khmer Empire, Angkor. Situated 4 miles north of Siem Reap (which has been established as a hub to serve this archaeological wonder) the site extends as far as 400km sq and consists of multiple temples and structures within what was at one time a working city of approximately 1 million people. To fully explore it would require weeks but with only one day we took a tour to two of its prominent temples, Angkor Wat and the Bayon.

    Although we had planned to arrive very early to watch the sunrise above the iconic towers of Angkor Wat, our luck with the weather finally ran out as heavy cloud and rain obscured any chance of success. Therefore we arrived later, by which time herds of tourists were funnelling their way toward the temple.

    The sheer scale of Angkor Wat alone was incredible to take in. The gigantic moat surrounding it, was hand-dug by tens of thousands of Thai slaves whilst the huge stones making up the structure were hauled into place using bamboo scaffolding and teams of elephants. Unsurprisingly many lives were lost under the unswaying drive of the Khmer god-king to complete such a construction.

    The sullen clouds and slicing rain did their best to dampen our mood and the grandeur of the temple, yet it was still possible to appreciate its beauty. Walking through the shadows of the long cool corridors, where light slipped through the finely carved sandstone bars of the windows, we learnt how the multiple edges, corners and towers of the temple were meticulously planned from the very start of the construction to represent important ritual aspects of the Hindu and later Buddhist religions that the Khmer followed over the centuries in which they ruled. The interior and exterior walls were etched and carved with the figures of dancing gods and stories and messages we could not begin to comprehend, all with an almost super-human accuracy and consistency. Our tour guide explained that the artisan craftsmanship came from both experience as well as belief that mistakes would bring bad karma (and the likely punishment from Khmer overseers). At the Bayon, the intricate masonry continued with bas-reliefs and multiple towers, leaving us to wonder how more visually stunning it must have been at the time of its completion. Freshly carved and free from centuries of decay and encroachment. We gained but a mere glimpse of the mighty Angkor but this was still impressive enough.
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  • Day3

    Bayon temple in Angkor Thom

    January 27, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Our last temple for the day, we are pretty temples out now. So glad we made the decision to only do one day of temple hopping, a second day would have killed me.

    The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

    The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak.

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  • Day28

    Bayon Temple

    September 17, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Today was Temple day, we were picked up at 7.30am and headed out for a day of temple visits.

    The first stop was Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) which is a 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian empire. After Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city.

    We spent about an hour walking and climbing stairs in, out and around the temple
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  • Day49


    December 24, 2015 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Ca y est...nous sommes sur THE site du Cambodge pour les fêtes de Noël, plutôt sympa comme situation.
    Majestueux site archéologique. Angkor fut une des capitales de l' Empire Khmer entre le 9eme et le 15eme siècle. Ces ruines sont classées au patrimoine mondial de l' UNESCO depuis 1992.
    C'est parti pour la visite...sous la chaleur, en vélo ou en tuk-tuk (ça c'était le 2ème jour), à la découverte de vaste site chargé d' Histoire...
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Bayon, Bayón, Bajon, バイヨン, ប្រាសាទបាយ័ន, 바이욘, Bajonas, ബെയോൺ, Байон, ปราสาทบายน, 拜翁

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