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Baphuon Temple, Siem Reap
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Explore the fragile remains of Baphuon Temple, a three-tiered "temple mountain" of the once great Khmer Empire. The 11th-century structure represented Mt. Meru, home of the Hindu gods; for centuries it remained in disrepair until French-led archaeologists initiated a painstaking restoration, completed in 2011. Today, you can roam around five levels of the temple, which once housed libraries, sandstone galleries, many Buddha images, and a central sanctuary. Once you reach the summit via steep timber steps, you can enjoy the picturesque panoramic view of the entire complex and skyscraping trees. Bring hats, water, and good shoes, especially during hot and humid days, to endure all the climbing. Add Baphuon Temple to your Siem Reap travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Siem Reap vacation generator.
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  • 在巴戎寺傍邊,不用十分鐘就可以走到,現在已經坍塌嚴重,看不出當年的雄偉了,但还是非常大,需要点体力爬木梯... 
  • The place is a wonderful place to look back on the past. Sadden by its ruins, it could have been a beautiful temple one could ever imagine. I will surely go back to see more of the same. 
  • So no more crowded than the Bayon was taken over. Here, like personality. This is the place satisfied remains a Southeast Asian flavor.
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  • Recently renovated temple. During the war period, the temple was dismantled into pieces of stone and restoring them back into temple shape takes up to six years. The archeologist said it is the largest puzzle on earth. Now it looks like it come back to original shape. Really worth a visit and hear the history and story.
  • Baphuon temple is a great and requisite temple with sophisticated designs and structure. People usually go there to explore a feeling of inner peace, since when you get there, you would feel no interrupted and feel relaxed. A hidden God is on the wall if you notice thoroughly. That is a great place and can make you excited as well.
  • OM NAMAS SHIVAYA.... JAI HINDUISM.....
  • The Baphuon (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាពួន) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia. It is located in Angkor Thom, northwest of the Bayon. Built in the mid-11th century, it is a three-tiered temple mountain:103 built as the state temple of Udayadityavarman II:103 dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. It is the archetype of the Baphuon style. The temple adjoins the southern enclosure of the royal palace and measures 120 metres east-west by 100 metres north-south at its base and stands 34 meters tall without its tower, which would have made it roughly 50 meters tall. Its appearance apparently impressed Temür Khan's late 13th century envoy Chou Ta-kuan during his visit from 1296 to 1297, who said it was 'the Tower of Bronze...a truly astonishing spectacle, with more than ten chambers at its base.' In the late 15th century, the Baphuon was converted to a Buddhist temple. A 9 meter tall by 70 meter long statue of a reclining Buddha was built on the west side's second level, which probably required the demolition of the 8 meter tower above, thus explaining its current absence. The temple was built on land filled with sand, and due to its immense size the site was unstable throughout its history. Large portions had probably already collapsed by the time the Buddha was added.
  • It is the archetype of the Baphuon style. The temple adjoins the southern enclosure of the imperial palace and measures 120 meters east-west by 100 meters north-south at its base and stands 34 meters tall without its tower, which would have made it roughly 50 meters tall. Its appearance apparently impressed Temür Khan's late 13th century envoy Chou Ta-Kuan during his visit from 1296 to 1297