Wat Banan Temple, Battambang

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Perched atop a hill looking over the Sanker River, Wat Banan Temple provides a secluded encounter with an ancient Angkor temple. Climb up nearly 400 steep cobbled steps, reaching five monumental towers consecrated as a Buddhist shrine, thought to have been built sometime between the 10th and 13th centuries. Search for the few remaining carvings, best preserved on the central tower, depicting female spirits of the clouds and praying figures. On reaching the bottom of the hill, numerous food and drinks vendors greet you with welcome refreshments. Plan your Wat Banan Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Battambang using our Battambang tour builder website .
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  • one of the best place in Battambang. not so far frome the center of the city of Battambang this ancient temple built before angkor is really amazing  more »
  • Was part of a day tour that you can do without, at least if you also visit Angkor. The $2to admission was not worth it, in my view.
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  • Yes there are quite a lot of steps and during the heat of the day isn't the best time to go up them but it is achievable, as I found out today. The view from the top is great as well as looking at the...  more »
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  • It’s great but maybe I already visited Angkor. So this temple is not attractive. Nice view and fresh air.
  • Good place to visit. Good location for visitors to visiting, taking pictures, with the good place, have many Temples.
  • Great temple to visit. But make sure your ready. 300 plus steps almost straight up!
  • If you've already been to Angkor, Banan temple won't impress you. It's nice enough, but not as grand as anything at Angkor. 350 steps to the top are tough in the heat. Watch out for the kids at the bottom, they were offering some sort of guessing game to "win more money" when one tried to reach into my pocket. The surrounding area was a minefield that has since been cleared.
  • I have like a regular family visit and climb up the small hill where an ancient temple ruined locates. Sort of a physical excercise for family competition which we enjoy.
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