Bayon Information Center is separated into two sections divided into two floors. On the second floor of the Center, we introduce the various activities of international conservation and research projects implemented in the Angkor Archaeological Park with ügThe map of the Angkor area highlighting project locationsüh and ügPanels explaining the philosophy and work of each major missionüh.
We show JASAüf s restoration process created as a result of long years of research and trial. Furthermore, you can enjoy the ceramic artifacts which were imported from China and other Southeast Asia countries as well as produced in Cambodia, that have been unearthed by the JSA Team in trough excavation surveys of Royal Plaza of Angkor Thom near Prasat Suor Prat N1.
We provide a short documentary movie of restoration works done by the Japanese Government Team over
the last fifteen years.
On the first floor, we focus on the Bayon temple as well as the history of the Khmer Empire and the religious and cultural meaning of Angkor monuments. Bayon temple is exceptionally unique and fascinating temple among the monuments of the Khmer Empire. We attempt to begin to unravel the meaning of this mysterious temple with panels and 3 movies.
-What development processes in the ancient Khmer Empire led to the construction of Bayon temple?
-What was and is the religious significance of Bayon temple?
-What kind of myth was expressed through Bayon temple and Angkor Thom by Jayavarman ?
These mysteries are waiting for you at Bayon Information Center. The panels are presented in Khmer and English. Movies are prepared in English narration with Japanese subtitle. Furthermore, we have prepared a booklet, in either English or Japanese, which collects all the panels. The booklet is on sale ($5) at the reception of the Bayon Information Center.