Battambang is a province located at Northwestern of Cambodia, is approximately 291 Km from Phnom Penh City. The province has a total land area 11,702 square kilometers and the population is approximately 792,129. Battambang town is sitting on the Sangker River just southwest of the Tonle Sap lake, it’s the heart of Cambodia’s rice bowl.
Adapts the architecture of mid 11th century and the end of 12th century the temple was first built by king, Ut Tak Yea Tit Tya Varman II (1050-1066) and then was finally built by the king, Jarvarman VII (1181-1219).
The temple is located on the top of approximate 400-meter heighten mountain at Kon Tey 2 commune, Ba Nan District in 25-kilometer distance from the provincial town by the provincial Road No 155 parallel to Sang Ke River
Is the natural resort located along the National Road No 57 (the former National Road No 10) at Sam Puoy commune (the high land having more than 100-meter height) in 12-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Batambang.
On the top of Sam Puoy mountain, there are temple and three natural wells, namely: Pkar Slar, Lo Khuon and Ak So Pheak.
Characterizes as three separated stupas made of brick, located on a hill having 30-meter length and 20-meter width, in Snoeung pagoda’s area, Snoeung commune, Ba Nan District in 22-kilometer distance from the provincail town.
According to the style at the gate, the temple is similar to other temples in 12th century. Behind the temple, there is another new constructing temple.
WAT EK TEMPLE
Description: Adapts the architecture of 11th century and built in 1027 during the reign of king, Sorayak Varman I (1002-1050). It is located at Piem Ek commune in 14-kilometer distance from the provincial town.