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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  • The Killing cave take just 5-10min to walk around quietly and take picture. It's not huge. It's possible to go up to the killing cave and pagoda for free and with motorbike, if you don't want to walk....  more »
  • The buildings are quite nice, most of them are beautifully kept and renovated. It’s fun to watch the monkeys and see how much they remind human beings. The controversy comes about the torture statues ...  more »
  • Phnom Sampeau is a remarkable hill-top setting outside Battambang that is now clearly a major tourist attraction. Obviously too it is an important place for Cambodian people to visit though you'd wond...  more »
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  • Colorful pagoda in front of Ek Phnom Ruins/Temple. Has paintings about the life of Buddha on the ceiling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ancient temple to explore more after angkorian sites
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