After leaving our foot prints in Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm in Siem Reap, our next destination was Bayon and Angkor Thom. Bayon is famous for the gigantic stone faces (the face towers) usually set in groups of four around a central prang (tower).
The carving of the Jayavarman head statue, taken at one of the Gates of Angkor Thom
Bayon of Angkor Thom, with numerous giant faces or face towers with enigmatic smiles.
A closer view of the headless Lion and the Broken Naga (Seven headed Serpent) with Smiling Face Towers at the background.
Imagine if walking here in the middle of the night.. The only available light source is the moonlight, plus the torchlight. Mmmmm...
There are faces tower everywhere, which means.. Someone is watching at your steps ;)
How many smiling faces u see in this face tower? Two are visible here, out of four.
If you are tired at the end of the day after a long walk, u can enjoy the elephant ride back home.