Wat Ek Phnom, Battambang

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The ruined temple of Wat Ek Phnom offers a look at the architecture of the Bayon period, and is also the site of an ornately designed modern temple. The Hindu temple was constructed in the 11th century during the rule of king Suryavarman I, and although in disrepair and heavily looted, remains highly regarded for its intricately carved lintels and pediments. Around the site, you'll also have a chance to inspect the modern temple, boasting pillars and intricately rendered frescoes, and a large white sitting Buddha. Before you head to Battambang, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Battambang trip app , to make sure you see all that Battambang has to offer, including Wat Ek Phnom.
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  • compared to other temples that we have seen elsewhere, his interest is necessarily limited. but visiting the North of Battambang, it made a nice stop, one wonders what madness drives men to bomb such treasures.
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  • This was the first ruin we saw in Cambodia and we were pretty amazed by it. There weren't many tourists there so it was quite nice to walk around and take it all in. While it's only a small pre-Angkor...  more »
  • Small temple almost in ruin and leave abandoned if you go no further go but otherwise it has no great interest and $1 admission
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Where to stay in Battambang

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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