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Wat Banan Temple

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“steep stairs”(12 reviews)
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We'll start in the morning, whenever you want. I will pick you up from the hotel. After a short briefing, I first let you see how the people are making rice noodles. After that, we are going to see how the old lady is rolling the cigarettes. After...more
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Banan Hill | Address: 118 Street 3, Battambang 02360, Cambodia, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

It is surrounding by jungle with peaceful and beautiful views around the temple and it is very impressive but you have to walk up to the temple on the top with 568 steps up and down, it is good stort to go up by stairs...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

one of the best place in Battambang. not so far frome the center of the city of Battambang this ancient temple built before angkor is really amazing

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Yes there are quite a lot of steps and during the heat of the day isn't the best time to go up them but it is achievable, as I found out today. The view from the top is great as well as looking at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank J5645WDdeborahc
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Only for real Angkor-era enthusiasts. Like many attractions we visited (& paid $ to enter) there was virtually no literature on Wat Banan so it was all a bit context-less. A steep climb up some uneven stairs leads you to a Wat which is nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed by this temple. You have to climb about 300 steps to the top and when you finally get there the site is very very small. The views of the lake below are blocked by trees. However if you like physical...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Despite reading other reviews I hadn't quite comprehend that there is literally a stone staircase directly up to the temple (I thought it might be winding steps around a hill like others I've visited). Nonetheless it only took 10 minutes for us of reasonable fitness...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

It’s beautiful view on top that you could see lake, flat lands, crops, paddy fields... but first need to climb the long long long and steep stairs. Worth the climb. If you’re using maps.me, don’t follow the car route as it will bring you to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shirinling
Reviewed January 22, 2019

I had a great experience at Banon district where there is a wonderful ancient temple on the top of Banan Mountain. The temple is much more impressive than the other temples in the city that standing a thousand years with the rise of five lotus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChayaC11
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Steep stair says the sign - and it’s true. So arrive early and take some water to visit this small but beautiful Ankgorian temple. The scale is more human than Angkor Wat which enabled me to feel up close and personal with this ancient treasure.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Wat banana temple is around gree failed when you arrived banan temple you have to go upstairs maybe more then 160 stairs and near is bamboo rain also so enjoyable

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from zemran | Reviewed this property |
How long it takes depends on how fit you are. It is a long climb to the top and you need to be fit for that but once there it is not a large complex and could easily be explored in an hour.
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January 2, 2017|
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Response from zemran | Reviewed this property |
I went there by bike from Siem Reap. Driving at night should be avoided though.