Arranged around 10 km north of the Cobra Bridge are the vestiges of Ek Phnom. It was manufactured amid the Bayon period and lamentably is much more regrettable for the wear than Phnom Banan.It?s a fascinating spot, on the other hand, on the grounds that there is a crisply built working sanctuary directly before the remnants. This sanctuary, alongside the sanctuary remnants, is the core of occasion merriments for the populace of the adjacent town. They spruce up in their Sunday best and have a festival between the old and the new sanctuaries and climb all around the vestiges with their families.
The remnants are on a little slope so there is no workout included in review them a great part of the sanctuary is in shambles and was intensely plundered. There are still some sitting Buddha pictures in place higher up on the dividers. Within is a cutting of a pull of-war with members pulling endlessly on a serpent. The members on the left have lost their heads to bandits (they lost face), with the gentlemen on the right as yet having their heads in place.
Ek Phnom is likewise simple to become acquainted with head north on the River (Road 1) a touch more than 10 km (the street north of the Cobra Bridge winds around a bit, however about-faces to the waterway). As you are drawing near to the sanctuary, you will ignore a little solid extension. The street past will veer off to one side, yet the advanced sanctuary is there to one side. Enter the new sanctuary grounds and the remains are found to the back. Once more, a round-trek moto-taxi is around 120 baht from Battambang.
Wat Ek Phnom is 11km from Battambang?s ship arriving by the most brief course and 21km in the event that you go through the Pepsi plant and Pheam Ek. Joining both makes for a decent 32km circuit.
Wat Ek Phnom a climatic, part of the way crumpled, eleventh century sanctuary arranged 11km north of Battambang, measures 52m by 49m and is encompassed by the remaining parts of a laterite divider and an old baray (supply). A lintel demonstrating the Churning of the Ocean of Milk can be seen over the east access to the focal sanctuary, whose upper flanks hold some fine bas-reliefs.
Development of the titan Buddha statue adjacent has been ceased by the legislature in light of the fact that, they say, it damages the site’s ageless magnificence. This is an extremely famous outing and journey destination for Khmers at celebration times.
13km north of Battambang is Wat Ek Phnom, an amazing however to a great degree bedraggled sanctuary arranged alongside a huge lake and is behind a contemporary 28m high Buddha statue. Manufactured amid the eleventh century, as far as anyone knows in 1029 under the rule of King Sorayak Varman II (1002-1050), today it has been for the most part decreased to destroys and guests need to move over fallen workmanship and gigantic squares of stone so as to navigate the grounds. In view of this, and its serene setting, Wat Ek Phnom is an unquestionable requirement for anybody going by the Battambang zone as it really issues you the feeling that you are finding an overlooked sanctuary.