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Giant faces of the Bayon The Bayon is one of the strangest temples at Angkor.  The towers of this Buddhist sanctuary are studded with numerous smiling and enigmatic faces, each around 2 meters high.  They represent the bodhisattva Lokeshvara but carry the features of the temple's apparently egotistic builder, Jayavarman VII.

Angkor Wat: first a Hindu, and then a Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. It has become a symbol of Cambodia appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angkor_Wat]