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Address: Battambang, Cambodia

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Went here and was surprised that I was only one of a handful of people there, its a very old temple that hasn't seen any restoration attempts but well worth a visit easily cycled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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southampton , United Kingdom
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Tolmie, Victoria, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This wat is part of the Ek Phnom cultural tourism resort and you really need to check out the temple and other surrounding sights of interest as well. If you are sick of the normal crowds as per Siem Reap this is a joy to visit as I only saw two others while we were there. A lovely clean area... More 

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southampton , United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went here and was surprised that I was only one of a handful of people there, its a very old temple that hasn't seen any restoration attempts but well worth a visit easily cycled to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was wandering through this very old Wat by myself ... it was like being back in Angkor Wat in 2002 .... nobody here so I could spend time here without being crushed by tourists looking at this beautiful old ruin with its wonderful carvings. It was a 20 minute tuk tuk ride from my hotel but well worth it... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you want to see some ruins, but can't/don't want to go to Angkor Wat, this is a good place to visit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You pay 3$ (I asked for a receipt and was told that they have none) to see a place completely in ruines. So, if you go to Wat Banan, keep your ticket and it will entitle you an entry to Wat Ek, but only on the same day.

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Vienna, Austria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

went there by bike from battambang (great idea, fascinating insight into people's life, having a flat tire also improved contact to locals ;) ) site itself is charming, unfortunately not well taken care of, but still impressive and gave me a good impression what to expect from Angkor was only tourist there at that time, right next to the ruins... More 

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New York City, New York
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35 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We enjoyed walking around this small temple, but going there by tuk tuk along a winding river road was really interesting. Lined with small houses and shops, the road is a wonderful slice of Cambodian life. We were lucky to drive through a road side wedding celebration on a Wednesday afternoon.

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Bangkok
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A charming single ancient Khmer prasat ruin with a lot of charm and just enough to explore without feeling overwhelmed like it can feel at Angkor. Not many visitors so it's kept an explorational charm.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Ek Phnom has all the history but unlike Siem Reap's Temples, it is diminished by its lack of restoration and care. All the same, it is a wonderous sight and stimulates the perception of things past. A visit is made all the more worthwhile by the mini adventure of a tuk-tuk ride to and from Battambang.

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Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Not as impressive as the Angkorian ruins, but worth a trip if you have seen the ruins in Siem Reap. there weren't a lot of people and it's a nice day out while in the sleepy city of Battambang.

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