The Bayon stands at the center of Angkor Thom. Bayon was a really cool Khmer temple to visit. Since we did not get to see other parts of Angkor Thom as we ran out of time, I am really happy that we went to Bayon.
We visited Bayon after we finished our Angkor Wat International Half Marathon Races (I ran 3K as I was 25 weeks pregnant), which I plan on writing about in the future post. The photo below on the left is me and my girl friends after our races.
Bayon is different from all other places we have visited. It felt different because of the giant faces carved on stone walls which I believe make Bayon unique and distinctive of all the temples in Angkor, Cambodia.
Bayon was so massive that it felt like we were walking in rocky mountains. It is amazing to think that it was made by men so many years ago.
There were some spots that I saw that I thought would make a cool place to take portrait photos. My friend, Kara, is on the left. Kara is always beautiful, even in her running outfit! I’m on the right. This is one of my few pregnancy photos I have had taken during my pregnancy with my third child.
Angkor, Cambodia is definitely a city I would love to visit again in the future. If you ever visit Siem Reap, Bayon is not to be missed. If I can come back with my family, I will bring them to see Bayon for sure. Angkor temples are absolutely stunning and their mysterious and magical atmosphere makes the whole experience in Angkor spectacular and one of a kind.