Wat Banan Temple, Battambang

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Perched atop a hill looking over the Sanker River, Wat Banan Temple provides a secluded encounter with an ancient Angkor temple. Climb up nearly 400 steep cobbled steps, reaching five monumental towers consecrated as a Buddhist shrine, thought to have been built sometime between the 10th and 13th centuries. Search for the few remaining carvings, best preserved on the central tower, depicting female spirits of the clouds and praying figures. On reaching the bottom of the hill, numerous food and drinks vendors greet you with welcome refreshments. Plan your Wat Banan Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Battambang using our Battambang tour builder website .
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  • The temple itself is pretty, it deserves with many steps to climb under a blazing sun to reach the top, from where one has a nice view. But we go around quite quickly and obviously, the visit can seem a little bland when we spent two days surveying the site of Angkor just before ... Ideally, if you have the opportunity to place Battambang before Siem Reap on a trip to Cambodia, you may appreciate it more! Oddly enough, the small restaurants and fruit merchants at the foot of the Banon are rather interesting, not very expensive. It must be said that the place is touristy but not too much either (compared to Angkor or even the Bat Caves in the area).
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  • Great place to visit in Cambodia, I was a tour guide in Cambodia and it was one of my favorite temples and my tourists love it, full of history and a real symbol for the people of Cambodia. Temple to visit absolutely! Eric Duval
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  • It’s great but maybe I already visited Angkor. So this temple is not attractive. Nice view and fresh air.
  • Good place to visit. Good location for visitors to visiting, taking pictures, with the good place, have many Temples.
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