If you feel like you are being watched at Bayon Temple, it’s because you probably are.
Approximately 216 Buddha heads serenely beam from Bayon’s remaining towers. At the lower levels are a maze of passageways that are easy to get lost in. Stone doorways and windows perfectly frame distant Buddha heads, and the eyes of the carvings eerily follow visitors around.
This mixture of always feeling “watched” and the decaying, weathered stone gives it an eerie but magical feeling. I was always the last to finish exploring because at times I would find myself just standing there staring into the faces, wondering how they were created and who they are meant to represent.