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  Wat Ek Phnom

 

Cambodia

Wat Ek Phnom, i.e. ‘Temple of the Prime Hill’, is a temple near the Cambodian city of Battambang.

 

It consists of two parts, i.e. a modern Buddhist section, with a prayer hall and a giant Buddha statue.

 

  Wat Ek Phnom

 

  Wat Ek Phnom

 

This image is seated on a concrete building that is flanked by statues of mendicant monks.

 

Inside this simple sanctuary are a number of  colour-painted Buddha images.

 

  Wat Ek Phnom

 

  Wat Ek Phnom

 

The other part of the temple is Hindu and ancient, and dates back to the 11th century AD and which was built in the reign of King Suryavarman I.

 

There are also modern edifices with towers in the Khmer style.

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13°09'45.7"N 103°11'16.6"E

 

  Wat Ek Phnom