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Wat Banan Temple

Banan Hill | Address: 118 Street 3, Battambang 02360, Cambodia, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
093602500
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Meeting the local kids

Interesting experience climbing 357 steep steps. The local kids came running when our bus pulled... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mum2Munchkins
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Indochina 2017

A good example of a old constructed Wat or what's. The steps are a challenge but well worth it, as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob l
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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We'll start in the morning, whenever you want. I will pick you up from the hotel. After a short briefing, I first let you see how the people are making rice noodles. After that, we are going to see how the old lady is rolling the cigarettes. After that, we are going to see how the people are making rice papers for spring rolls. After that we are going to Ek Phnom temple. After the temple, we are taking the countryside road, and I stop for a while to explain you about how the people are living around that villages. After that we are going to see how the people are making the Cambodian cheese. After that, we are taking the countryside again to see how the people are making the bamboo sticky rice (cake). Lunch time :you can have it on the way at the countryside or come to have lunch in the city. It's up to you. Then we continue our trip to the Bamboo train and on the bamboo train you can see the (countryside and small villages). And after that we are going back to the hotel . Included: Pick up and drop off, free information, petrol, tuktuk or motorbike. Not included: entrance fees, lunch
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“steep stairs” (9 reviews)
“long climb” (4 reviews)
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Banan Hill | Address: 118 Street 3, Battambang 02360, Cambodia, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting experience climbing 357 steep steps. The local kids came running when our bus pulled up. They befriended us, making light conversation, fanning us, making flower and woven leaf rings and picking flowers for the women. We took photos of the view at the top...More

Thank Mum2Munchkins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good example of a old constructed Wat or what's. The steps are a challenge but well worth it, as is the meal by the lake.

Thank Rob l
Reviewed 30 August 2017

wat banan is on the top of a hill..you can reach it after a long stair (don't know how many steps).. on the top there's a buddhist temple and some ruins..the view is not so nice as the trees don't let you see.. at the...More

1  Thank suanonna82
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A nice quite place with no tourists (I went on a rainy day in the lie season) unlike Angkor park in siem reap. Was able to take many good photos here.

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This temple is located about 26 from central Battambang. We came here on tuk tuk as part of a day out booking with the driver. On top of the hill is dilapidated Angkor-style temple which is still in use as a Buddhist shrine today. There...More

Thank Intrepid4ever
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went in the afternoon around 4pm and it was still blazing hot. The stairs are uneven and steep and will have a person huffing and puffing by the top. The ruins at the top are not really worth it and the view is not...More

Thank ChantalSA27
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We cycled there early in the morning to avoid the heat (ca. 20k from Battambang). Arrived at 7 AM, there wasn't anyone selling tickets so we just went up the steep stairs to have a look at it. There are five very nice old towers...More

Thank FelixxZ
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Wat Banan is located around 28km from Battambang. It can easily reached by hiring a tuk-tuk or a motor bike or you can rent a private car. Don't forget to bring a bottle of water before you climb as there are 358 steps with a...More

Thank khis b
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Other than the 340 something steps, the view on top is amazing! Just like all other temple. The staircase is really steep and long so if you're not ready for it..... The view is definitely still amazing once you made it up. They are different...More

Thank Lucia S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The temples were over 300 steps to the top but well worth the effort. Just beautiful had a wonderful lunch with a local vendor just yummy

Thank Katie H
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Theo I
14 July 2017|
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Response from June M | Reviewed this property |
YOu can do it in an hour but we wandered slowly and spent 3 hrs here. Loved the site.
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Seema J
3 January 2017|
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Response from chitchat78 | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem, take water too, lots of steps. Then when you think you're at the top there are lots more!
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