Phnom Banan Temple - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Phnom Banan Temple
An Angkor-era mountaintop temple overlooking the countryside and rural villages. The ruin of Phnom Banan, which was originally built in the 11th century, is the best-preserved of the Khmer temples around Battambang and also one of the attractive tourist destinations in Battambang.
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Ek Phnom Pagoda
24.11km from Phnom Banan Temple
This is a substantial early-11th century Angkorian-era temple ruin built as a Hindu temple under the ruler Suryavarman I. The temple is in rough condition, consisting of prasats on a platform with some Hindu themed carvings in pretty good condition.
Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve
64.25km from Phnom Banan Temple
The Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve is located in the Northeast of Cambodia. It includes the Tonle Sap Lake, the most extensive freshwater lake in South-East Asia, which is located in the centre of the Tonle Sap Basin. It is surrounded by the Dong Rek Mountains to the north, the Cardamom Mountains to the southwest, and other small hills to the east that separate the basin from the Mekong River.
81.91km from Phnom Banan Temple
Phnom Krom is a hill located about 12 kilometers southwest of Siem Reap, and is home to a spectacular Angkorian temple built in the 9th century, called Prasat Phnom Krom. The hill is also the best spot to catch the sunset in the Siem Reap area, which can be enjoyed from a beautiful pagoda at the top of the 140-meter-high hilltop.
88.64km from Phnom Banan Temple
The largest artificial reservoir in the Angkor Park called the West Baray is located near Angkor Thom city. In ancient times, the Baray was supplied by freshwater that came from two main sources: The Siem Reap and Puok Rivers. The reservoir was probably built by the great king, Suryavarman I.
West Mebon (Baray)
89.43km from Phnom Banan Temple
The West Mebon is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, located in the center of the West Baray, the largest reservoir of the Angkor area. The temple's date of construction is not known, but evidence suggests the 11th Century during the reign of King Suryavarman I or Udayadityavarman II.
Angkor National Museum
90.62km from Phnom Banan Temple
Angkor National Museum is a must-visit attraction in Siem Reap if you’re looking to learn about the ancient Khmer civilization and Angkorian temples. Located along with Charles de Gaulle Boulevard, this 2-story museum houses 8 galleries with over 1,000 artifacts that are categorized according to era, religion, and royalty.
Discover More Attractions in Battambang Province, Home of Phnom Banan Temple
It is also called "the rice bowl of Cambodia". The province features a range of cultures as well as natural resources. Seventy-five percent of the area is jungles and mountains.