This is the fourth and final installment of pictures from my October 2012 visit to Angkor in Cambodia.
These are all from the Bayon, a large temple in Angkor Thom. Unlike many of the sites that were originally Hindu and were later modified to meet the needs of Buddhist successors, this was built as a Mahayana temple — though later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist leaders made changes.
The Bayon is sometimes called the temple of a thousand faces. The reason will be clear.
The site is circled by the road through Angkor Thom.
A three-tiered bas relief depicts battles with the Champa.
One can see what looks like old foundations that were built over.
Water standing in the lower level of the temple.
Another face, one can see the size of the blocks from which the sculptures were formed.