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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. A visit to Wat Banan Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Battambang trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • I left my hotel by tuk tuk at 7 a.m. and got to the ruins before any tourists. The light was great for photography and the climb up the very steep 200+ steps was not too hot. It was disappointing to s...  more »
  • Got there in the heat of the day approx 37C and high humidity. To get to the temple, which was only ruins, I had a total of nearly 400 steps to climb, but beware as the last 40 or so are very step and...  more »
  • 這裡的建築風格像小型的吳哥窟 ,部分雕塑保存得很好 ,在這裡你也可以感覺到吳哥王朝的輝煌時代! 是馬德望不容錯過的景點。  more »
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  • Very interested temple
  • I'm about 11km from the temple. it's on the Banon mountain.
  • About 20 kilometres out of town, Banan Temple is a good example of the Khmer architecture that this region is well known for. It was built in the eleventh century and involves a long climb to the top up a steep staircase. It’s quite small at the top but has great views of the surrounding area.
  • Near my house and amazing place.
  • Simple temple, but worth trying to climb up