Wat Banan Temple, Battambang

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Perched atop a hill looking over the Sanker River, Wat Banan Temple provides a secluded encounter with an ancient Angkor temple. Climb up nearly 400 steep cobbled steps, reaching five monumental towers consecrated as a Buddhist shrine, thought to have been built sometime between the 10th and 13th centuries. Search for the few remaining carvings, best preserved on the central tower, depicting female spirits of the clouds and praying figures. On reaching the bottom of the hill, numerous food and drinks vendors greet you with welcome refreshments. Plan your Wat Banan Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Battambang using our Battambang tour builder website .
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  • The temple is beautiful indeed but the war footing that took place there was very inspirational as to how true Cambodians defended themselves as also won the war. The rest of the place is very tranqui...  more »
  • Mini temple with 5 towers almost falling. If it's architecture, certainly close to Angkor, it's not the place. Notice, many stairs... It has the charm of being something local, more authentic. At the base there are some cabins on the river, supported by pillars, where they serve you food, and it is particular. You see Cambodian families spending the day like this, and you're in their environment. For me the best of the place. I recommend riding a motorbike rental from Battambang. For 10$ they rent you one, and in this area are very typical rural roads and roads, and the feeling of the walk is great. Especially GPS if you do this.
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  • It’s great but maybe I already visited Angkor. So this temple is not attractive. Nice view and fresh air.
  • Good place to visit. Good location for visitors to visiting, taking pictures, with the good place, have many Temples.
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