Smiling faces of Bayon
In Cambodia, a short walk away from Angkor Wat, stands the Khmer temple of Bayon. Built in the 12th century, it was the official state temple of Angkor Thom kingdom. The most stand-out feature of the temple are the 200+ faces that adorn it, the symbolism of which has yet to be fully determined. The abundance and intricacy of its carvings make one of the most fascinating and inspiring destinations to visit in Cambodia. After dark, however, the silent staring faces can get a little scary.