Wat Samrong Knong

Wat Samrong Knong, Battambang: Hours, Address, Wat Samrong Knong Reviews: 4.5/5

Wat Samrong Knong
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Maverick Rexson
Phnom Penh, Cambodia28 contributions
A lovely place full of Monks in bright orange ,playing cards or gardening..The temple itself is a fine DA - DA inspired oddity ,so you will right at home here .
Written August 16, 2020
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Carpetboy01
Melbourne, Australia358 contributions
Family
Definitely worth a visit. Doesn’t compare to PP. But there are some excellent temples across the street
Written October 19, 2018
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Libby S
London, UK66 contributions
Couples
This is a really beautiful memorial to the 10000 people who lost their lives at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in the Battambang area. Definitely worth a visit, doesn't take long to see however you could stay for as long as you like. Only cost to you is a donation if you wish.
Written July 13, 2018
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Sarah M
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Couples
Old temple and used for victim during Khmer Rouge. Many people were killed at the back of this place .
Written June 20, 2018
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Hilary F
Uckfield, UK58 contributions
Solo
I visited Wat Samrong Knong as well as Ek Phnom one Saturday morning. I had no idea what would be at the pagoda but the memorial to the 10,000 people who were massacred by the Khmer Rouge in the Battambang area was very moving. It depicted in detail some of the atrocities carried out on the local population and the monks from the old pagoda.
A place not to be missed and an opportunity to learn and reflect.
Written April 17, 2018
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gastronaut_11
Perth, UK2,199 contributions
Couples
Great place for reflection. Stone carvings depicting the Times of the Khmer Rouge are spot on. Few tourists. Unmissable.
Written January 29, 2018
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Goege T
3 contributions
Couples
it was a sad place to see but it was good to learn cambodia history. i can not believe this happened to cambodia.
Must see
Written December 8, 2017
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Triantiwontigongolope
256 contributions
Couples
This is a sad memorial to those that died in the Battambang killing fields. Not many people seem to come here but I think it is worth visiting. It's a really sad, at times graphic and touching place. Worth going to as a reminder of the past.
Afterwards we visited Prassat Bassaet which was a temple complex almost destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. It was another stark reminder of that regime but it was touching to see the local efforts to restore the temples.
Written November 29, 2017
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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,630 contributions
Friends
During brutal regime of Khmer Rouge,10,008 people was slaughtered here in the temple complex, there is memorial of skulls , bones of deceased, the temple itself worths visiting ( old preserved monastery).
Written October 8, 2017
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James O
Connemara, Ireland1,382 contributions
Couples
We visited here mid afternoon by tuk tuk. At the bottom we decided to hire mopeds to take us up the top.. 3 dollars each return trip. It is a steep walk otherwise in the heat. Midway you visit the killing caves where up to 10,000 souls lost their lives to the barbarism of the kymer rouge. On the way to the caves you pass some beautiful scenery of the surrounding countryside and you also pass by statues depicting hell in Buddhism. Then you come to the caves which must have been a horrible place to end your life. There are two pits one just before the main area where babies were disposed of. Then the main cave in which there is a reclining buddha. It is a profound experience. After this you travel to the top of the mountain with its various temples. There are monkeys all over the place very tame but be careful. The views from the top are stunning . So bring your camera. There is also a big cave here with steps down and out a different direction. Completely different to killing caves more like a scene from an Indianna Jones movie. There are also killing fields just outside battambang which were the scene of the deaths of approximately another 10000 people. There is a stuppa here hundreds of skulls and bones and some unbelievable stone work depicting the evil of the kymer Rouge. It is worth a visit. We had a brilliant tuk tuk named Sam who was also a guide who lived and lost family during the kymer Rouge. His information was tremendous. Tel 012687098. A great day but for the wrong reasons.
Written July 30, 2017
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