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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  • $ 2 and 350 market later, we arrive at the top of this hill. Some buildings Angkorian not very well preserved on a few hundred square meter. A smell of piss just tickled our nostrils by now.
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  • Bit of scooter ride out of Battambang town to get there but well worth it. Small entry fee, but free to explore once inside the park with no obvious restrictions. Be prepared for the usual stair climb...  more »
  • Banan Temple is a tiny little Angkor, i mean its nothing compared with the real thing, but stille a nice place to visit, and the 384 trin stairway to go there is a nice Photo opp. of not to many peopl...  more »
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  • One of the tourist attractions in Battambang. Popular for both locals and internationals. Stairs are steep, especially the last part of the top, requiring more efforts. But you will enjoy ancient architectures, the breeze and the landscape when you are on the top.
  • Nice temple, super busy at Khmer New Year. There’s a lot of very steep steps but there are drinks sellers up the top (and child beggars who will fan you and demand money - don’t give it to them, you’re not helping). The view from the top is worth the climb. Bamboo train is now also near Banan Temple.
  • My favourite temple im Battambang. You have to climb up 350+ stairs, but this is rewarded with a beautiful view over the surrounding landscape. The temple itself is nice to observe as well. It consists of 5 towers, one in the middle and the others in each corner. The outer towers are smaller, quite destroyed and do not have many carvings. The middle tower is in decent state and shows some magnificent carvings.
  • Historical attraction. We can enjoy visiting with family and friends. There are are a lots of Temple at the top of mountain. It is really nice landscape looking from the top of montain. We can enjoy eating delicious foods there.
  • Beautiful, very old, silent and relaxing place to be in
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