Sept30 Bayon



Tribe Profile
Namesake: The Bayon temple.
Tribe Type: Starting Tribe
Day Formed: Day 1
Rival Tribe(s): Angkor
Ta Keo
Tribe Status: Merged with Ta Keo on Day 17
Challenge Wins: 5
Lowest Placing Member: Monica Padilla (16/20)
Highest Placing Member: Jeremy Collins (Winner)

Bayon flag

Tribe Sigil

Bayon buff

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.


Original Tribe

S31 andrew tS31 ciera tS31 jeremy t
S31 joe tS31 kass tS31 keith tS31 kimmi t
S31 monica tS31 stephen tS31 tasha t

Post-Tribe Switch

S31 jeremy tS31 kelly tS31 kimmi t
S31 monica tS31 spencer tS31 stephen t
  • Jeremy Collins
  • » Kelly Wiglesworth, from Borneo, known for her record-setting immunity streak and becoming the first ever runner-up in Survivor history.
  • Kimmi Kappenberg
  • Monica Padilla
  • » Spencer Bledsoe, from Cagayan, remembered as the underdog of his season along with his chess-like gameplay analogies and strategy.
  • Stephen Fishbach

Post-Tribe Dissolve

S31 jeremy tS31 joe tS31 keith t
S31 kelley tS31 kimmi tS31 stephen tS31 tasha t
  • Jeremy Collins
  • Joe Anglim
  • Keith Nale
  • » Kelley Wentworth, from San Juan del Sur, remembered for her under-the-radar game and her strained relationship with her father which led to her elimination.
  • Kimmi Kappenberg
  • Stephen Fishbach
  • Tasha Fox

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 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.