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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  • Arriving at 4:30pm, we had some rains but at 5:30, when we arrived at the top, sun was setting and it hit the remains of the temples...just breath taking!  more »
  • It is true that we must suffer with all these steps up but what awaits you there top is superb. Between the temple and the 360º view worth the visit! To get there with our tuk tuk, the campaign is great with these rice fields.
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  • The entrance fee of $3 is ok, many Cambodian tourists. Relatively a small temple with more than 300 levels.
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  • There are a bunch of laterirte temples on a very steep hill. The temples have no sculptures or details whatsoever and are in ruins due to lack of conservation efforts. You have to climb around 360 very steep steps to reach the top, which is not worth what's up there to see. Felt it was more a couple's and students hangout place rather than a tourist destination.
  • Very steep hill! Nice to challenge yourself a bit 😉
  • It's a wonderful place to relax and eat good food. The price is also affordable.
  • Great food, affordable price, nice peaceful view by the lake.
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Close to the banks of the river you'll find the main hotels of Battambang, some occupying modern buildings and others housed inside French colonial blocks. Hostels and rental apartments provide the budget-friendly options in town, with basic rooms and side-street locations. Look to the north and south of the city for luxury resorts making the most of the increase in space with a wealth of additional facilities.
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