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Enigmatic and coldly smiling faces cover the many towers of Bayon, staring from all levels and angles. They are thought to represent the Buddhist Avalokiteshvara, but are also likely in the semblance of the all-powerful and merciful and compassionate King Jayarvarman VII. The builder of 12th century Angkor Thom city and civilisation.

Enigmatic and coldly smiling faces cover the many towers of Bayon, staring from all levels and angles. They are thought to represent the Buddhist Avalokiteshvara, but are also likely in the semblance of the all-powerful and merciful and compassionate King Jayarvarman VII. The builder of 12th century Angkor Thom city and civilisation.


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