Bayon Buddha - The Bayon, or Prasat Bayon, is a richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th century century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences. Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of giant yet serene stone faces on the towers on the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.