Bayon (ប្រាសាទបាយ័ន) is a tribe from Survivor: Cambodia. Their tribe color is magenta.

In addition to being the stronger of the two starting tribes, Bayon's tribal dynamics also allowed nine of its members to enter the merge even in the face of two Tribe Switches, in contrast to their rivals.


 Andrew Savage
51, San Jose, CA
Pearl Islands
S31 andrew t
 Joe Anglim
26, Scottsdale, AZ
Worlds Apart
S31 joe t
 Kass McQuillen
42, Tehachapi, CA
S31 kass t
 Keith Nale
54, Keithville, LA
San Juan del Sur
S31 keith t
 Monica Padilla
31, Queens, NY
S31 monica t
 Stephen Fishbach
36, New York City, NY
S31 stephen t
 Tasha Fox
38, St. Louis, MO
S31 tasha t

 Jeremy Collins
S31 jeremy t
S31 joe t
S31 keith t
 Kimmi Kappenberg
S31 kimmi t
 Stephen Fishbach
S31 stephen t
S31 tasha t

Tribe History

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  • Bayon's sigil is based from Ganesh, the Hindu elephant god.[1]
  • Bayon is the first magenta starting tribe and the second overall, following Soliantu from Marquesas.
    • Because Bayon is the first starting tribe of its color, it is also the third of three starting tribes of all-Returning Players seasons to not have any of its members start out on a tribe of the same color in their previous season(s), after Chapera in All-Stars and Bikal in Caramoan.
  • Monica Padilla was the only castaway to be voted out from Bayon, as well as the only original Bayon member to be voted out pre-merge.
  • Abi-Maria Gomes is the only castaway to reach the merge to have never been on Bayon.
  • Bayon holds the record for the most number of original members to reach the merge, with 9, and also the most in terms of percentage among seasons that started with two tribes, with 90% of their original members making the merge.
  • Jeremy Collins, Kimmi Kappenberg, and Stephen Fishbach are the only three castaways to stay on Bayon after both Tribe Switches.
  • Post-merge Reward Challenge teams that used Bayon's color were referred to as "purple" instead of "magenta" or "pink", for unknown reasons.
  • If The Outcasts from Pearl Islands are considered to have been an official tribe, Bayon and Ta Keo are the 99th and 100th tribes in Survivor history.
  • The location of the Bayon camp is in the same place as the Gondol camp in Kaôh Rōng. The beach is known as Bai Cheap Bay.
  • Bayon is the second tribe to have their Hidden Immunity Idol hidden at an Immunity Challenge, following Ta Keo. It would be followed by Tavua and Tiva.