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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. 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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  • There's not much tourist around here like the more famous temple. The plants growing from this temple is amazing! It's worth seeing as it's only $2 for entrance! It's a good relaxing place to be since...  more »
  • There were no tourists during our visit here. It is a small site with an active altar. There is a one dollar entrance fee if you arrive by the adjacent pagoda with a large Buddha statue. There is anot...  more »
  • This is a cool temple, but it isn't in the best condition. Still cool to see. There is a large Buddha statue there as well which is cool. This isn't a must-see in Battambang, but it is cool is you hav...  more »

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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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