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Battambang Phnom Banan
Location: 25 km south of Battambang
Price: US$ 2, the ticket is also valid for Phnom Sampeau and Wat Ek Phnom
Best time to visit: late afternoon
Total visiting time: 1 hour
How to get there: From Battambang, Cambodia follow Street No 1, after 20km you will see the towers of Phnom Banan. Otherwise you can also take a direct route from Phnom Sampeu on a small road through beautiful countryside. The returntrip by moto is approx US$5.
Combine a visit of Phnom Banan with a wine tasting at the Winery Phnom Banon and the temple Phnom Sampeou as it is all nearby!
(spirit house at Phnom Banon Temple)
Phnom Banan is an Angkor era temple located on the top of a hill near the Sangker river, overlooking the countryside and rural villages. The Angkorian-era temple ruin consists of five towers, arranged in the five-pointed form reminiscent of Angkor Wat. The towers as well as the linels with naga and apsara carvings are in good condition.
(view over the countryside from Phnom Banan)
Before you can enjoy the magnificant panoramic view from Phnom Banon and visit the temple you have to climb up steep steps, which are worth the effort!
(you have to climb up a staircase with more than 350 steps)
At the bottom of the hill several local food and drink stalls making it a pleasant place to relax a bit after the climb. Beneath the hill are some limestone caves and local children with torches are happy to show you around for a small fee.
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