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Address: 20km North of Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham, Cambodia

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This temple pre dates the Angkor temple complex built by the Chenla Empire in 8th century.It showcases the superb architecture of the time There are 291 steps to climb or go by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple pre dates the Angkor temple complex built by the Chenla Empire in 8th century.It showcases the superb architecture of the time There are 291 steps to climb or go by vehicle, Views across the Mekong and countryside are wonderful. This is a regular stop if you are on a Mekong River cruise.otherwise doubt if you would visit. Huge... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Unless you are traveling on river, it is not likely you will end up here, but this is a beautiful temple out of way temple with a great view of Mekong. It is probably one of very few "hill" that can overlook the river, so if you happen to be nearby, do stop by.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

A long, yet quite enjoyable ride from town that'll take you past village life that you won't get to see when headed to Wat Nokor or Phnom Proh/Srey. The temple grounds are fairly large and include a monastery, so you'll see quite young monks going about their daily routines in their orange robes. The complex overlooks the great Mekong River.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

If you haven't seen much of rural Cambodia, a trip out from Kampong Cham will cover most of it on the drive. Typical Cambodian houses, temples, agriculture, along the Mekong. View from the temples at the top is lovely. Very interesting working temple complex with an eclectic mix of old and new, not to mention the giant fruits and animals!... More 

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Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Interesting tour of Wat Hanchey in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. The various Wats we visited were each very different.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is not the easiest site to visit if you are unfit or not able to walk very far. There are steep stairs up to the temples or a slightly less steep route a bit further along the road. It is worth the trip up and the local children are keen to help or fan you with large leaves on... More 

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Olympia, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We went as part of a Uniworld tour and am happy that we came to Wat Hanchey. On a hill above the Mekong there are great views of the river and the village itself is interesting. We went to the temple where Buddhist priests put on a ceremony and tied rid strings around our wrists (for $1.00). The temple art... More 

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Sihanoukville Province, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Spent an afternoon in Wat Hanchey. The long ride from Kampong Cham was worth it. The view of the river was amazing. Had delicious Khmer noodles and refreshing sugar cane juice here. Will be coming back with friends.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

We did not climb the stairs, we rode a bus up. The temple complex is pretty run down. Lots of young monks sitting around the temple complex. A dozen local children followed us the whole time we were there, looking for hand outs. Not much really here. Would not go out of my way to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

About a 40minute tuk-tuk ride north of the city, you'll find this quirky somewhat bizarre temple complex. Once you climb the very long staircase to the top of the hill, you'll find a bizarre collection of giant concrete fruits. Literally dozens of 5+ feet tall fruit are scattered around. There are also a bunch of concrete animals too. Also, the... More 

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