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Ek Phnom Temple


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.


Kamping Puoy Lake

Kamping Pouy Bassin is found between two mountains Phnom Ku or Phnom Ta Ngen and Phnom Kamping Pouy – in Ta Nget Village, Ta Kream Srok cooperative, around 35 kilometers west of the common town.This huge structural building task was fundamental to the Khmer Rouge?s plan to inundate the wide open around Battambang. Appallingly, the development of the Kamping Puoy Reservoir brought about the passings of countless individuals. Not at all like the casualties of S21 and Choeung Ek a large portion of the passings on the Kamping Puoy task were created by hunger, ailment, workaholic behavior or abuse. The passings were so, preventable.
A grasping, instinctive and agonizingly genuine record of life in Battambang under the Khmer Rouge was composed by Haing S. Ngor, the Cambodian specialist, performer and group laborer who won an oscar for the film The Killing Fields. His book Survival in Cambodia’s Killing Fields is maybe the most articulate record of regular life amid the Pol Pot period. It is bound with experiences into the Khmer mind and is eventually a sad read. Kamping Pouy Bassin is 6meters long and 1,900 meters wide. Amid the blustery season the bowl can hold 110 million cubic metere of water, which is utilized principally for farming.


Kamping Pouy bowl is key to this zone. It is currently a prominent cookout site for occupants of Pailin and Battambang in view of its natural air. Lotus blooms develop in the water and close-by you can purchase lotus seeds to eat (they are scrumptious and taste a touch like sweet, uncooked peas). Takream Commune in Banan District is the closest settlement.


Phnom Banan

Adjusts the structural planning of mid eleventh century and the end of twelfth century the sanctuary was first constructed by lord, Ut Tak Yea Tit Tya Varman II (1050-1066) and afterward was at last manufactured by the ruler, Jarvarman VII (1181-1219). The sanctuary is found on the highest point of estimated 400-meter increase mountain at Kon Tey 2 collective, Ba Nan District in 25-kilometer separation from the commonplace town by the common Road No 155 parallel to Sang Ke River. At the mountain’s valley, there are Ku Teuk and two fundamental characteristic wells, specifically: Bit Meas and Chhung or Chhung Achey.

banon-templeThis Angkor-period peak sanctuary is unquestionably justified regardless of a look. At the top are wonderful perspectives of the slowing down River set in the midst of sugar palm trees, rice fields and little towns. Toward the south you will see a mountain go that highlights a crocodile formed mountain. The sanctuary itself is lovely looking from the beginning great as the top. The structures are essentially in place, however tragically like such a variety of Khmer remnants, they have succumbed to monstrous plundering. Still, there are some intriguing attempts to see. There are five sanctuary structures, in the same way as Angkor, with the center being the biggest. (Utilization alert around the passage to the core structure-there is a vast hanging piece a migraine in-sitting tight for some poor soul).

Likewise with Preah Vihear Temple (near to the Thai outskirt in the territory of the same name), there are several big weapons on the peak by the remains. The weapons are as yet indicating down at the encompassing range as they were amid the later years of the administration Khmer Rouge skirmishes.It’s a piece of the dismal incongruity of Cambodia that a spot constructed for love, congruity and serenity was used as a spot for making war. Looking down the slope toward the southwest you can see a greater amount of the remains. As usual, on the off chance that you set out for some looking around, STAY ON THE WORN PATHWAYS AND TRAILS- there may at present be undiscovered landmines.


Battambang Province

Dambang Kranhoung (Battambang)Cambodia’s second biggest city lies in the heart of the Northwest and until the war years was the main rice-creating territory of the nation. Battambang did not offer path to the Khmer Rouge development until after the fall of Phnom Penh, yet its been in the focal point of the progressing government Khmer Rouge clash since the time that the Vietnamese intrusion in 1979 pushed the genocidal administration out of Phnom Penh and toward the Northwest.

Until the surrender arrangement of Ieng Sary (Khmer Rouge number three man situated in Pailin),Battambang was the Khmer Rouge in the area. Prior history saw Battambang flip-tumbling over and over again between Thailand (called Siam before their twentieth century renaming) and Cambodia.

Battambang is the fundamental center point of the Northwest uniting the whole locale with Phnom Penh and Thailand, and thusly its an imperative connection for Cambodia. Battambang city is a quiet and lovely place nowadays.

The fundamental parts of the city are arranged shut to the Sangker River, a quiet, little waterway that winds some way or another through Battambang Province. It is a pleasant, beautiful setting. Likewise with a lot of Cambodia, the French structural engineering is an alluring reward of the city.