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Address: Battambang, Cambodia

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Nice derelict temple

We cycled here from Battambang which was really enjoyable. Lovely ruined temple, great for climbing around and photos. Giant Buddah is cool too. Only downside is that an old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We cycled here from Battambang which was really enjoyable. Lovely ruined temple, great for climbing around and photos. Giant Buddah is cool too. Only downside is that an old woman insisted on "Showing us round" which consisted of nothing more than walking in front of us then charging a dollar for the privilege!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A nice temple you can explore when you visit in Battambang. The temple is one of the most tourism site located near the city.

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Tolmie, Victoria, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Battambang, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Battambang Province  >  Battambang

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