Ek Phnom Pagoda, Battambang

3.9
#3 of 13 in Wildlife in Battambang
The killing caves of Ek Phnom Pagoda give a grim insight into the atrocities committed by one of history's most brutal regimes, the Khmer Rouge. Enter the temple built in the complex of caverns to begin the chilling tour. The cool breeze blowing through the caves, the golden reclining Buddha statue, and the cages containing victims' bones create a haunting atmosphere. Outside, see a mannequin display depicting the brutal and creative ways the government used to torture people, a harrowing finish to the cave experience. To visit Ek Phnom Pagoda and get the most from your holiday in Battambang, create itinerary details personal to you using our Battambang online trip maker .
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  • Must visit Battambang. You can get there by motorbike in half an hour. And climb up the mountain to reach the top of the summit. 2 Sites to see: 1/A few pagodas at the top (with a view of the Plains very nice) 2/Killing Cave: Historically one of the places of executions of the Khmer Rouge finally, around 5.30 pm, the exit of bats is an amazing spectacle to see at the bottom of the mountain. Go a little early so you can find a place to sit.
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  • This is one of those things you do not really wanting to, but feel you must The story of the killing caves is awful, but needs to be known  more »
  • I wanted to write a review but the previous one from Matt M wrote it for me. I have to totally agree with everything Matt has written. The $2 charge - we also thought was a scam (we paid!!) along with...  more »
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  • A nice small temple. Good to stroll around and take some photos. There were not any tourists besides us on this site. Entrance is $1 and going around takes around 15-20 minutes. Nextdoor one can find a large statue of a buddha.
  • Not worth the ride It's a at least 20 to 25 minutes ride from the city center. What you will find is just another old Pagode Ruin Really nothing special or something to notify. More like a walk in a park. 1$ entrance fee
  • The base where Buddha is sitting is made of bricks giving the pagoda a “ unfinished “ look.
  • Beautiful .
  • No view, no special food... not a right place I’m looking for.
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