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Address: Battambang, Cambodia
Phone Number: 855012238320
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Contrast in the tumble down and in tact temples

There were the piles of stones and some interesting carvings on what was left of a really old temple and there was the more modern building. A massive statue of Buddha as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy C
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were the piles of stones and some interesting carvings on what was left of a really old temple and there was the more modern building. A massive statue of Buddha as well.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit blah if you've been temple hunting, including preah vihear, Banteay Chmar, any of the angkor wat or thom temples...the drive out is nice though.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It was really interesting to visit the oldest temple of Cambodia, which was built before Angkor. Furthermore it is a very idyllic place, because there aren't that many visitors. That is why I totally understand the locals, who like to go their for picnic and of course for making selfies too.

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Thank freddyabbi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Beautiful peace of history. You cannot walk everywhere because the stones are falling apart. There were a lot of kitties in the temple, and we loved them. The giant buda next to this temple is also impressive. Go in the building! There are a lot of budas inside. Nice to see it.

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Thank Jérika L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Built in 1029 CE, you can't help but picture and appreciate the history behind this place. The newly made pagoda and the 28m tall Buddha are also attractive and worth checking out.

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Thank Barilee T
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

It was a peaceful and serene 13 km ride from Battambang city , with typical countryside setting . The Wat is in a worse ruin condition then Angkor Wat and do not see many travellers coming this way yet . It's a relaxing place to move around and admire the ruins in the quiet surroundings . Great for a picnic... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Small, largely in original ruined form, this is a cool place to go away from other tourists. There are cute kittens there at the moment who monopolized most of my time, but it's good for a quick squiz regardless. I would skip the concrete Buddha off to the side at the entrance though.

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Thank citruscyanide
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This temple complex is largely in disrepair and there does not appear to be any signs of repairs being commenced. The temple complex is rather small but it is a nice place for a gentle stroll.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

the temple that near the rive of tonle sap river the big river in asia and in the center of Cambodia

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Thank Meng S
Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Buddhism Angkorian Style nice temple to see, especially along to way can visit a crocodile farm and observe the making of Bamboo Sticky rice rice paper, recommend to all traveller.

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Thank Jako R

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