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Location: In the town center, along the west and east side of the river
Open: Sunrise to Sunset
You can find some very nice old pagodas in Battambang and its surrounings, some of them more than hundreds of years old. There are in total 9 pagodas in Battambang, all of them interesting places to visit.
Wat Tahm Rai saw (White elephant temple) is one of the most visited because of its elaborate structure. At Wat Kandal you will find some of the most intersting architecture and vihear paintings. But also Wat Gahndahl and Wat Samrong Knong the latter home to a particularly emotive memorial to the victims of the Khmer Rouge, worth a visit.
(Wat Sangker is located at the Riverfront)
Pagodas and monks welcome visitors and tourists. Please always remember to not disturb prayer or eating times, women are not allowed to touch monks, bow slightly in the presence of older monks, don’t point soles of feet or fingers towards monks or Buddha statues, sit with feet tucked behind rather than crossed, hats off in the monastery grounds, take off your shoes in the building, speak softly, ask before taking pictures, don’t enter closed buildings without permission, contribute what you can to the donation box.