Bayon, Khmer Temple in Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bayon, Khmer Temple in Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Built in the late 12th / early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII Date: 2014
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Baksei Chamkrong, Siem Reap, Cambodia
View of Baksei Chamkrong, a small Hindu temple at Siem Reap, Cambodia. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was completed in the 10th century during the reign of King Rajendravarman II. The name Baksei Chamkrong means The Bird Who Shelters Under Its Wings -- according to legend the king tried to flee Angkor during a siege and a huge bird landed and sheltered him under its wings.
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