Battambang Sightseeing daytrip to Wat Ek Phnom, Banan Temple and Phnom Sampeou.
A possible daytrip from Battambang which might be of interest is to go off on a tuk-tuk and visit several Wats and Temples. If you visit all three of the locations which are mentioned below then note that this takes quite a few hours i.e. most of the day. The following trip visits Wat Ek Phnom, Banan Temple and finally the Killing Caves of Phnom Sampeou. A tuk-tuk for the day should cost somewhere between USD25 and USD30 - price depending on your negotiating skills and also how busy the tuk-tuks are. There
is an entrance fee to the three sites which is USD3 - this allows entrance to all three but must be on the same day.
Wat Ek Phnom is set in lovely surroundings - the Wat is beautiful decorated and has numerous murals around it's outside, numerous statues of animals and quite a few old water storage pots. Alongside the Wat there is a huge Buddha statue which is fronted by a lily pond - there is also a school in the immediate vicinity. The old Wat Ok Phnom was built in the 11th century during the reign of King Suryavarman and is located behind the new temple. Although in a state of ruin the finally carved towers
(prasats) mounted on a platform can be walked around. The Wat is of a similar design to those which can be seen at Angkor. There are several cafes around the temple complex and to the rear are the lily and water hyacinth ponds.
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