Beams of Bayon

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Ryan Friese

Bayon is a Buddhist temple that was constructed by the Khmer Empire during the Angkorian period in Cambodia. Bayon is well-known for the massive stone faces that adorn its exterior and make the temple instantly recognizable in pictures. While walking through an interior passageway, I was captivated by a brilliant beam of light shining through the top of a spire, illuminating the darkness within. The beam of light vanished in a matter of minutes but I was able to capture this brief moment of enlightenment in a photo.

Location: Angkor, Cambodia


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