BAYON TEMPLE - CAMBODIA
Situated in the heart of the old town of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple was constructed by Jayavarman VII at the end of the twelfth century. It is topped by a forty five metre high tower. On the summit there are four sculpture faces of bhodisattava Avalokitesvara. It is unlike most of the other temples; no walls surround the terrain, and the style is Buddhist. In fact, the temple was intended to evoke the form of Mt. Meru - the cosmic mountain at the center of the world in Buddhist cosmology. There are more than 200 large faces carved on the 54 towers.