We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wat Hanchey

20km North of Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Save
Review Highlights
Spectacular views

We had a fun day here. Found the drive out interesting and just had to take the challenge of... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
RobandJoPerth
,
Perth, Australia
Pre-Angkorian Ruins

This low-key site has a lot to offer. Probably the first thing many visitors notice are the great... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Raymond W
,
Chengdu, China
via mobile
Read all 56 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good67%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
20km North of Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Write a ReviewReviews (56)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"mekong river cruise"
in 4 reviews
"young monks"
in 4 reviews
"temple complex"
in 5 reviews
"fruit"
in 11 reviews
"great view"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"huge sculptures"
in 2 reviews
"rice"
in 2 reviews
"ceremony"
in 4 reviews
"hill"
in 10 reviews
"wat"
in 10 reviews
"century"
in 7 reviews
"buddhist"
in 3 reviews
"steps"
in 4 reviews
"shoes"
in 2 reviews
"robes"
in 2 reviews
"wrists"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 21 January 2018

We had a fun day here. Found the drive out interesting and just had to take the challenge of climbing those stairs. The view from the top was worth it. A little research will make visiting the site well worth it with some very old...More

2  Thank RobandJoPerth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This low-key site has a lot to offer. Probably the first thing many visitors notice are the great views north and south along the Mekong. As well as this though, there are two remnants of the Chenla civilisation. The more famous is a brick tower...More

1  Thank Raymond W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This visit was a refreshing bit of reality after our previous temple ruin visits in Angkor. We participated in a group blessing cerimony by 3 monks. It was interesting to learn about and observe an active monastery.

Thank giffenk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Our guide escorted us on the walk up the hill to visit the Wat Hanchey pagoda where they train novice monks. We headed up a set of stairs and a path leading up the hill. Our guide was very careful to take the journey slowly...More

Thank Stephen B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This was our first visit to a Buddhist temple, it was well worth the walk up the steep hill to get there. It is a beautifully situated temple complex with incredible views. Once there we took part in the Buddhist Water Blessing. Since it is...More

Thank Mariellen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Enjoyed our visit to Wat Hanchey as part of our Heritage Line's Jayavarman Mekong River Cruise. Some of us walked up the 300 or so steps (while the rest took the bus up) to the monastery, and its series of Buddhist temples and other colourful...More

Thank HappyTravelsQld
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was a stop on our Avalon Siem Reap Mekong River cruise. It was a very nice walk up a long winding road to Wat Hanchey. The temple is set up high with an excellent view of the Mekong River. There are many different buildings...More

Thank Rich30306
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is an interesting temple stop during the Mekong River cruise with a great view over the river. It is fascinating to watch the monks and feel a little part of their ceremony. One of the very young 'monks' showed us how to wear his...More

Thank Foodie1947
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were on an Avalon river cruise, and this was one of the stops. It would not normally be a place that most tourists would see. The walk from the river up to the temple complex is quite steep, but those who couldn't do it...More

Thank igolfCA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 November 2016

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...More

Thank foxylady23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Kampong Cham
7 Makara Hotel
36 reviews
19.80 km away
Mekong Hotel
165 reviews
20.25 km away
Monorom VIP Hotel
42 reviews
20.30 km away
Daly Hotel
52 reviews
20.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Smile Restaurant
285 reviews
20.28 km away
Le Tonle Restaurant and Guesthouse
243 reviews
64.43 km away
Soban Teuk
48 reviews
72.25 km away
Destiny Coffee House
114 reviews
20.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ko Paen Bamboo Bridge
174 reviews
21.74 km away
Skun Spider Sanctuary
26 reviews
54.10 km away
Sorya Kayaking Adventures
203 reviews
64.32 km away
Soban Teuk
50 reviews
72.27 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Wat Hanchey staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor