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Wat Banan Temple, Battambang

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • It was quite a hike up the steps to get to Wat Banan but it was beautiful and a very interesting site. Pre-Angkor and definitely a good place to start temple tours before heading out to Angkor. Be sur...  read more »
  • Take the visit this temple which is older than Angkor. Don't be put off by the number of steps. Take them slowly and rear as you climb up. Buy water from the local vendors at the foot of the s...  read more »
  • This is a contrast to Ankor Wat and the view from the top is worth the climbing of the stone stairs. 
  • I'm about 11km from the temple. it's on the Banon mountain.
  • Near my house and amazing place.
  • 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.
  • ភូមិ ញ៉ុម
  • ស្រុក​ញុម
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