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Address: Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855012238320
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A piece of neglected history

Wat Ek Phnom is a Hindu temple, constructed in the 11th century. It is a piece of neglected history, falling into disrepair. It is situated close to the far more recently... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wat Ek Phnom is a Hindu temple, constructed in the 11th century. It is a piece of neglected history, falling into disrepair. It is situated close to the far more recently constructed Ek Phnom Buddhist temple and because Wat Ek Phnom is a Hindu holy place it is preventing Ek Phnom to finish construction. Because of the historical significance of... More 

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Battambang, Cambodia
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited here over 12 years ago and I was really sad to see the level of deterioration versus my last visit. The temple is faded and the paint cracked and the ruins are far more ruined ! This is not helped by the fact that they still let people climb all over them. I was truly saddened by... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive large Buddha statue that eclipses anything I saw at Angkor Wat. However, there is only the Buddha, newer temple, a temple in ruins and a school. It costs $10 which is a bit much for maybe 30 minutes of touring. That said, it's a 5-10 minute tuk tuk ride from downtown Battambang which is awfully convenient.

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Thank MJCRGC
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have spent my 1 hour visiting this Ek Phnom pagoda and temple with 3 of my friends this week. The place was amazing, I have seen big Buddha statue sitting on the top and you can see 5 kms away, the place only 15 minutes drive from The Sanctuary Villa Battambang where we had dinner with our friends there.... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple is absolutely beautiful, there's more than one temple, including the Buddha statue, but nonetheless, beautiful.

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Thank Cynthia W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice old temple in reasonable condition. I wouldn't rush to recommend it though as it is not as epic as some Angkor temples, and lacks a very picturesque location.

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Lucca, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after seeing temples of Siem Riep, this was a bit of a let down... the temple is in a bad condition and falling down, and is held up really by wooden struts... some nice bits too see... but really a shame to see and say that it could be missed.. the temple beside was a nice addition as was the... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Wat Ek Phnom was my first Angkorian temple to visit here in Cambodia. We arrived there around 5:30 pm and the place was amazing.

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Oakey, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

When my family visited Cambodia in late 2014 we were completely blown away by the beautiful temples everywhere & Wat Ek Phnom is no exception. It is amazing to stand in front of these places &simply take in the magnitude of craftsmanship that has been created in all the temples. There really is no words to describe it. If you... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Oh, nothing too grand, specially after Siem Reap (we visited 25 temples...). But these were our favourite in the region of Battambang; very photogenic, it's a nice excuse to grab a moto and visit the surroundings! As said below, the white Buddha is quite cool :)

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