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Wat Ek Phnom

Battambang, Cambodia
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Battambang
Type: Religious Sites
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McKinney, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was cool for the same reason it was hard. There are like over 300 steps to get up to the temple. The temple itself is in ruins, but I prefer the real deal so that didn't bother me. We were told about a cool hike down the other side where you go into the mountain caves and that was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I loved you have a nice pagoda there, the old and partly collapsed temple and a huge status of Buddha. It really had a special feeling to it, and I stayed there much more than planned.

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Battambang, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I live in Battambang and have lived in Cambodia for 5 years and Ek Phnom is by far my favourite place to visit to this day. My husband and I often go here for quiet time and a cold drink. It's quiet, no stairs, no bother and the few sellers on site are really friendly. Try the papaya salad and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

a significant religious site , quite a climb but well worth the effort to see the wat and a great view .

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chanthaburi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Worth renting a motorcycle and heading out to this temple and best seen before Ankor. It is mostly a ruin but one can only imagine the effort it took to build it. There is a large statue at the entrance and a newer Buddist temple and on the way you will see Khmers going about their daily lives.Be sure to... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's not only the ruined temple, the road is worth seeing as well. Rent a motorbike in Battambang and then drive in the country side to the temple. Offline GPS is appreciated.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you have seen the temples in Siem Reap don't go and even if you haven't its not worth it. Its a collapsed ruin and you have to pay $3. So not worth it.

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Colden, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was one of the stops on our day long tour by tuk tuk. Cost was $6 which I can't remember if that was per person or total for the 2 of us. The site consists of 11th century ruins-not as impressive as Angkor-a modern temple, and a giant Buddha. Our tuk tuk driver/guide gave us lots of info on... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

While at Battambong you may find yourself taken out on a tour that will include Phnom Sampeau and Wat Ek Phnom. This latter is much the same as so many other Cambodian villages but seems to owe its status as somewhat of an attraction because it specialises in fish produce. Now watching local women behead fish after fish and the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I was attracted most by this temple in comparison to some of the others in the nearby area simply due to the fact that both a n ancient Hindu temple and a Buddhist Pagoda were built there. Oerall, I was quite impressed with the ancient temple but maybe more impressed with the Pagoda. If your planning on taking a trip... More

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