Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat National Park, Siem Reap, Combodia by B. SRIDHAR RAJU

Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat National Park, Siem Reap, Combodia

Current features which were not part of the original plan include the terrace to the east of the temple, the libraries, the square corners of the inner gallery, and parts of the upper terrace.
The Bayon was the last state temple to be built at Angkor , and the only Angkorian state temple to be built primarily as a Mahayana Buddhist shrine dedicated to the Buddha, though a great number of minor and local deities were also encompassed as representatives of the various districts and cities of the realm. It was the centrepiece of Jayavarman VII’s massive program of monumental construction and public works.
The outer wall of the outer gallery features a series of bas-reliefs depicting historical events and scenes from the everyday life of the Angkorian Khmer various activities of Khmer era.The inner gallery contians depictions of mythological events with scenes from Hindu mythology.