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SMILEY FACE OF BAYON TEMPLE

  • 30" X 40"
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • Original
Bayon Temple, known as the throne, is located in the center of Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and one of the most important buildings in Angkor. It was built in the eleventh century by Suryavarman I (1010~1050) and was rebuilt by Jayavarman Vll(1181~1220) in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. In order to commemorate the victory of the conquered tribe. In 1992, the Angkor site was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is square in shape and consists of two floors and a main tower on the platform. The main temple door is east, and there is a square holy pool in front of the temple. There are a total of fifty-four towers on the two-story square and the cloister, and the central main tower is about 45 meters above the ground. Each stone tower is engraved on each side with a smiling Guanyin Bodhisattva head, with a total of 216 faces. Bodhisattva wears a crown, earrings and rings, and the face is ever-changing with light. The overall architectural project is magnificent, innovative and original.

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