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  • Tag Archive | "bayon temple angkor cambodia"

    Bayon Temple, Where Earth Meets Heaven

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009


    Bayon Temple, Where Earth Meets Heaven
    The construction of the Bayon temple belongs to the 12th century. The temple is located at the heart of an old Angkor Thom city. The building of the temple is positioned just beside the well-known Angkor wat. History: King Jayavarman VII constructed the temple in 1190 AD. It is a Buddhist temple. Even being a Buddhist temple it has many rudiments that belong to the Hindu cosmology. Whenever a new monarch took over Bayon he made changes in the temple according to him. After the death of Jayavarman VII, Jayavarman VIII took over the Bayon in the middle of the thirteen century. The Khmer empire witnessed the spread of Hinduism. With the change in time the look of the temple was changed. After Hinduism, Theravada Buddhism was the dominant religion and again the temple had undergone a change.  [...]

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