Wat Banan Temple281 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Banan Hill, 118 Street 3, Battambang 02360, Cambodia, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +855-70997707
- Ticket Price: 2 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Located on a hill around 20 kilometers away from Battambang, the Wat Banan Temple is believed to date back to the Angkor Era. The temple consists of 5 towers- 4 seen as soon as you reach the hill and 1 located a little further. The original temple dates back to 1050 AD during the reign of King Udayadityavarman. The temple was rebuilt in 1219 during the reign of King Jayavarman VII using sandstone and laterite that were sourced locally.
The newer description of the temple comes from Henri Mouhot in 1800 who mentioned that a number of Buddha statues were placed inside these temples and a massive statue was present at the entrance. Many of the statues were looted for their value was priceless but the ruins still seamlessly write a distinct story about the belief and culture of Cambodia during the 13th century.
The temple can be accessed by climbing a steep stairway that leads up to a terrace of a temple complex that offers a surreal 360-degree view of the nearby Sanker river and the foothills of the Banan Hill. The ruins of the temple are one of the most scenic spots for photography and it is pretty interesting to see the ruins stand out from the greenery all around. There is a number of refreshments available around the entrance that makes this an ideal picnic spot.
The lower portion of the hill has a few caves that people explore during their visit to the temple. It is believed that drinking the water that drips from the stalactite will bring you wisdom. If cave water is not what you want to drink, head to the nearby Chan Thai Chhoeung winery- the only winery in the city where you can drop by for a tasting.
Wat Banan Temple Travel Tips
- Other Contact No. +855 12269563
- Carry bottled drinking water and wear comfortable shoes for the hike.
Entrance Ticket Details For Wat Banan Temple
- Admission Fee: USD 2 per person
How to Reach Wat Banan Temple
- By renting a Bicycle/ Motorcycle.
- By taking a Tuk Tuk.
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