Ek Phnom Pagoda, Battambang

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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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  • A temple placed high in the mountains that need to rent a car at the box office: $ 2 per person and $ 10 for the car or 5 for the "motobike". This temple is associated with the abuses committed during the Cambodian genocide by the Khmer Rouge. The cellars killing!
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  • The mountain looks like a ship.It houses pagodas at the base and top.There are few caves also used to kill people during Khmer rouge rule.  more »
  • the best thing of this temple, is the view from the hill above the countryside in the nearby area of Battambang  more »
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  • Quite beautiful and exceptional for the beautiful paintings on the ceiling. Its really close to a beautiful ruin and a giant Buddha, so this is a great stop to make if you're in the area.
  • Ancient temple to explore more after angkorian sites
  • This place is very old history in Cambodia.
  • Simply a pile of rocks and a Wat, but the ride to and from Battambang on motor scooter was awesome.
  • Great view.... The old pagoda.

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