Wat Samrong Knong, Battambang

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  • Definitely worth a visit. Doesn’t compare to PP. But there are some excellent temples across the street  more »
  • Wat is quite beautiful but with black history, because this places the murder of Khmer Rouge era, more than 10,000 inhabitants are dikorban here, there is a memorial behind Wat with skull, no price entered, can donate
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  • The 6 km from Battambang tackle many tuk-tuk or Moto taxi and on foot, the trip is worth because you can experience live the Cambodian life and visit at least 2 active Temple on the way. There is an active Temple prior to the Killing Field. The pagoda with skulls u d bone and very impressive texts and relief scenes of all around makes one understand the history of the place. The texts are written in English and easy to understand.
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  • 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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