Wat Samrong Knong, Battambang

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  • A lovely place full of Monks in bright orange ,playing cards or gardening..The temple itself is a fine DA - DA inspired oddity ,so you will right at home here .  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. Doesn’t compare to PP. But there are some excellent temples across the street  more »
  • This is a really beautiful memorial to the 10000 people who lost their lives at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in the Battambang area. Definitely worth a visit, doesn't take long to see however you...  more »
  • An active temple with a horrofic history. The older temple around this area was used as a place to keep prisoners during the Khmer Rouge era. This is a good place to see before visiting the "Killing Fields" which are located right next to the Wat Samrong Knong.
  • An ancient Buddhist pagoda. The former main temple is on the process of putting its name into the World Heritage list. The temple itself is full of glories and horror. During Khmer Krohorm period, the temple was used as a captive for prisoners who were mostly ordinary people. 10,008 people lost their lives. The compound is tranquil and filled with calm after the tragedy.
  • Another wat, but this place has a bit of history to it, though rather dark...this was the site of one of the many 'killing fields' of the Khmer Rouge, reportedly over 10.000 people were tortured and killed here...a memorial in the back is filled with skulls and bones that were recovered later...oh dear!
  • beautiful, serene, shady trees temple complex with killing field memorials
  • Passing by.

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