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Why do Cambodians smile a lot?

December 28, 2016

Ancient stone faces of Bayon temple
Want to see these smiling faces? It’s the Bayon Temple at Angkor. This popular Khmer temple was built by King Jayavarman VII in late 12th century. It attracts travellers by the baroque style of Khmer architecture. On your trip to Cambodia, you’ll realise that the locals are quite friendly - they’re always smiling. The secret to their happiness is the inspiration they derive from these smiling stone faces of the bodhisattva, Avalokiteśvara. The locals believe that this temple is located at the intersection of heaven and earth.

Catch a glimpse of the beauty of this intriguing country.

1. Sacred Hindu bas-relief at the Angkor Wat complex

Sacred hindu bas-relief in Angkor Wat

2. Beautiful Buddha statue exuding serenity in Angkor Wat

Buddha statue, Angkor Wat temple

3. Ancient Khmer Temple at the Angkor Wat complex

Ancient Buddhist Khmer Temple

4. Stone bas relief with maidens and temple dancers in Angkor Wat

Stone bas relief  with maidens and temple dancers

5. Female god carving in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, Angkor Wat

Female God carving

6. Carvings depicting the ancient lifestyle in Angkor Wat

Carvings, Angkor Wat

7. Paradise Beach with palms and lounge chairs at Koh Rong

Paradise Beach

8. Bracelets hung as a Sign of Remembrance at the Killing Fields

Bracelets at the Killing Fields in Cambodia

9. Royal Palace at Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Find out who’s the Indian-twin of Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Plan your next holiday to Cambodia and explore this mysterious haven like never before.

How to reach here

By flight: Nearest Airport, Siem Reap International Airport

Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur