Buddha in stone, Cambodia. Buddha looking friendly. Bayon Temple.
Bayon is a Buddhist temple. Each tower has 4 faces looking in the 4 directions.
There are different assumptions about the meaning of the four faces. They are faces of Buddha (it is a Buddhist temple) or faces of Brahma (who indeed has 4 faces) or faces of Jayavarman VII (the patron/king) who looks at every wind direction of the country and thus shows his power over the country.
There are 54 towers with 4 faces. So a total of 216 faces.
This temple also has beautiful bas-reliefs.
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I like to take pictures of nature and landscapes. Travelling is my passion. I also like to occasionally apply in photoshop effects, or create new designs, thus creating digital art. Also art and culture in other countries have my interest. I created many albums in my shop: panoramas, landscapes, animals, people, flowers, various countries, buddhas and more. Besides photography I am involved in sculpting and painting. My other work can be seen on https://www.rietjebulthuis.nl
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