Wat Ek Phnom, Battambang
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. A visit to Wat Ek Phnom represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Battambang itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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Similar construction to Siem Reap temples, but much quieter and more relaxed. Worth the minimal entry fee.
It's really nice to not have to be behind rope and actually be able to climb in the temple and look around. The temples are also lovely. The kittens there are also very cute!
The temple is just about 10km from the city center. We took a motorbike and had a nice drive to the temple. The road is not busy and easy to get there with the help of Maps.me app. On the way back we ... read more »
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