Discover the forest of faces in Bayon, Angkor Thom, the best guide to deepen understanding this heritage of UNESCO

 The Bayon means supreme protection from Boddhisatva Avalokistesava and also from the saints for the reign of the Khmer. The Bayon was just the spiritual cosmos of the ancient Khmers who wished to have the sovereign hand of a paranormal power.

 The Bayon, the faces forest
The Bayon means supreme protection from Boddhisatva Avalokistesava and also from the saints for the reign of the Khmer. The Bayon was just the spiritual cosmos of the ancient Khmers who wished to have the sovereign hand of a paranormal power.

Every kingdom since ancient times always had a strong belief in the paranormal power. The ancient Romans and Greeks had had the Pantheon and Oplimpya. The Chinese believed in religious Jade Emperor, buddha, boddhisatva, the immortal, spirits, and each had a type of temple. The Indians believed in Trimurti and Hindus and they have their own styles.

The Bayon is the sacred temple of the Mahayana Buddhist religion in the late twelfth century, the splendid era of Buddhism in South Asia from China, Vietnam, and Champa. King Jayarvaman VII was a practicing Buddhist and Hindu also he had a tolerance for all religions in the country, therefore, was able to unite all the people of Cambodia.

We follow the main eastern gate to discover the cosmic world of the past. The Hindu temple following the  rule from East to West. The sun rises bringing life and then goes down to rest for a new day, a new world, a new life.

There are 54 temples in the Bayon, each temple has four faces of Avalochisteshava, with eyes open in time to contemplate the world full of suffering, sometimes closed in meditation. The spirit of salvation and compassion was the source for the emperor to build the grand Bayon.

The head master architect of this stunning building was Jayavarman VII whose biography making us think of a famous Chinese Emperor Quin Shui Huang Di, that had built the great wall. He himself had had a period of childhood in exile, with the suffering, all that had grown a great character, the dictator or good. The Khmer kings lived a period in exile in Champa, where Buddhism had already Mayhayana an irreplaceable place in society once time Hindu. He returned to his home and drove her invading Cham. He became the emperor of a splendid period of the Khmer kingdom.

The bas-reliefs on stone walls tell all his victories, the naval battles of Lake Tonle Sap, the infantry battles in which King always found himself in front of the army. The bas-reliefs have proven vivid and clear with the precision of the sculpture as if it threw you a millennial documentary to subsequent generations. really are the most valuable age-old books of humanity!

Mrs. Roberta Tione from Italy
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 Hallo Mario
We had a nice flight back home, and now we are redatto to get back to work. Which is the hardest part or been back home :( 
The journey through Vietnam was marvellous and did enjoyed very much! We do appreciate your and all the staff in Vietnamtravelart professional!
Thank you for our discovery of your beautiful country! 
Warmest Regards,
Mrs. Roberta Tione from Italy
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