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13/07/2008

Bayon, Angkor Thom, Cambodia


This photo was taken in Angkor, Cambodia, in the well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple of Bayon. The similarity of the approx 200 gigantic faces on the temple's towers to other statues of the king has led many scholars to the conclusion that the faces are representations of Jayavarman VII himself, who was the Mahayana Buddhist King of the Khmer Empire (1181-1215).

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