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‘Prasat Banan - Wat Banan’

South of the city of Battambang you find one of the best preserved Khmer temples in Cambodia:
Wat Banan.
358 stone steps lead up to the temple. Especially because of the heat, it’s quite a climb.
According to this photo, you wouldn't suspect that this place is the flat top of a steep hill.
In the WS therefore a photo of the stone stairs.

The five towers of the temple remind you probably of Angkor Wat.
It is said that inspiration for the most famous Cambodian temples near Seam Reap was found at this temple in Prasat Banan.

The original temple here dates back to 1050. In that time it was built as a Hindu temple.
Around 1219 people used the same stones to rebuild Wat Banan as a Buddhist temple.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5289 W: 17 N: 12801] (51414)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-27
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-14 11:15
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