Wat Ek Phnom, Battambang

3.5
#2 of 8 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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  • Well worth the trip. About 20 minutes outside battambang. You get to visit 3 religious sites at one place there is to old temple which is partly ruins. On the left of that is a fully restored temple....  more »
  • Great temple, ruins and buddha. We received a blessing by monks here. A great place to visit but no toilets. You must go see  more »
  • We saw this as part of a wider tour and it's worth a visit as it's part of the story of the region. It's as old as Angkor Wat, but not as well preserved although there is work going on to restore...  more »

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