Angkor Thom was a fortified city of some 10 sq km in extent, which was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII who ruled between 1181 and 1201. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, which lies at the centre of Angkor Thom and whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown. The Baphuon, a pyramidical representation of mythical Mt Meru lies near the Bayon.

01 Panorama view of Bayon temple 02 Panorama view of Bayon temple
03 Panorama view of Bayon temple 04 Central structure towers 05 Towers with faces in central structure
06 View of second level with towers 07 View of second level with towers 08 Central structure tower 09 View of second level with face towers
10 View of second level with face towers 11 View of second level with face towers 12 Building on second level 13 Building with face tower on second level 14 Face tower
15 Buddhist monks walking in Bayon 16 Smiling face of Avalokiteshvara 17 Face tower 18 Face tower 19 Face tower 20 Smiling face of Avalokiteshvara
21 Smiling face of Avalokiteshvara 22 Smiling face of Avalokiteshvara 23 Face tower 24 Face tower 25 Smiling face of Avalokiteshvara 26 Towers with faces in central structure
27 Towers with faces in central structure 28 Towers with faces in central structure 29 Face tower 30 Apsara bas-relief 31 Apsara bas-relief 32 Bas-relief showing Khmer soldiers going to war
33 Two level bas-relief showing Khmer soldiers going to war 34 Bas-relief showing Khmer soldiers going to war 35 Bas-relief showing Khmer warriors 36 Bas-relief showing Khmer warriors
37 Bas-relief showing Khmer soldiers going to war 38 Bas-relief showing Khmer soldiers going to war 39 Rear panorama view of Bayon temple 40 Rear panorama view of Bayon temple
41 Rear panorama view of Bayon temple 42 Rear panorama view of Bayon temple
01 Pyramid-shaped main structure 02 Central tower 03 Staircase 04 View of elevated walkway 05 Elevated walkway
06 Elevated walkway pillars 07 Gopura entrance building 08 Side view of temple with ongoing restoration 09 Side view of pyramid 01 Gate
02 Staircase 03 Gopura entrance building 04 Temple ruins 05 Temple ruins
06 Panorama view of temple 01 Laterite towers 02 Laterite towers 01 View from the Terrace of the Elephants
02 Terrace and bas-reliefs 03 Bas-reliefs 04 Staircase and elephant statues 05 Elephant statues 06 Elephant bas-reliefs
01 Gopura entrance building with corbelled arch 02 Stone faces on Gopura entrance building 03 Statue of Khmer warrior
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