Wat Ek Phnom, Battambang

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Battambang
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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  • September 6, 2017
    This place is off the beaten path but a lot to see in one stop! The ride out is gorgeous going through rice fields and with mountains in the back ground. Historical temple pictured here and more moder...  more »
  • August 24, 2017
    I visited the temple mainly attracted by the large seated buddha ... entry costs one euro ...
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  • August 21, 2017
    A medium located about 10 km to the North from Battambang Temple ruins. Relief depicting the Hindu creation myth is on the left is the Save situation is not very good. Where many tourists, has reinforced many, is a thrilling exploration. Newly erected near Buddhist temples and Buddha.
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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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