Baphuon is a large Hindu temple located within the walls of Angkor Thom. It was constructed by Udayadityavarman II in the mid 11th century as the state temple of the time. The temple stands 34m tall, and 120m x 100m at the base. Baphuon is one of the pyramid-style
temples with three tiers to it, with several towers around it. These ruins are notable for the animal carvings near the entrance which are still very visible, and also the large reclining Buddha on the West side of it, although it was added much later in the 16th century. The light here is better in the morning for photography, but you can visit anytime to appreciate the stunning features. You can expect to spend around an hour here due to it's monolithic size, and is a must-visit for any travellers who enter the walls of Angkor Thom.
Mid 11th century