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Dating from the 12th century, Bayon Temple is the spectacular central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. The complex is located just to the north of the famous Angkor Wat.

The Bayon is best known for its large number of serene faces sculpted on its towers. Originally there were 49 towers, decorated with large carved faces looking into each of the four cardinal directions. Close to 200 faces, the largest ones being almost 2½ meters high, decorate the 37 remaining towers of the first and second enclosure.

The monks in this image passed me by and at the time I was struck by the colour contrast, typical of Asia was the dull, smog coloured sky, so I thought to covert to B&W with leaving the monk's robes in their original resplendent colour.

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