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Wat Ek Phnom

Address: Battambang, Cambodia
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Battambang
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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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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Bangkok
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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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131 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

After living in Cambodia for 2 years and seeing more temples than I ever cared to I dismissed Wat Ek Phnom as just another temple but had some free time and was nearby so stopped by. It's a small temple, with no steps and not a lot of walking, just behind the current pagoda where there was plenty of shade... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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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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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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