Wat Ek Phnom

Wat Ek Phnom is an Angkorian ruin located 11km outside of Battambang town which is certainly a great Battambang tourist attraction for any temple enthusiast or as a taster to anyone unfamiliar with the

  • Angkor temples.

    A winding village road set to a fine green backdrop leads you to Wat Ek Phnom. On the way you can stop at an old disused Pepsi factory evacuated by the Khmer Rouge, and also a local rice paper makers, where rice sheets are prepared to be used for spring rolls. On arrival at Wat Ek Phnom, an elaborate modern pagoda sits in front of the older ruin, on which the elements of time have taken their toll, yet the main towers still stand strong in this atmospheric site. In the adjacent grounds is a huge white statue of a sitting Buddha guarded by peacock trees.

    How much does a trip cost?

    A US$2 ticket is needed to access the 3 sites of Wat Ek Phom,

  • Phnom Sampeau and
  • Phnom Banan and is sold in any of these sites.

  • Wat Ek Phnom

    Wat Ek Phnom

    When should I go, and how long do I need?

    Any time of the day is suitable for a visit. You can combine a visit with Phnom Sampeau, Phnom Banan or the

  • Bamboo Train for a full day out.


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