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Address: 20km North of Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham, Cambodia

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Certainly different temple complex

We were on an Avalon river cruise, and this was one of the stops. It would not normally be a place that most tourists would see. The walk from the river up to the temple complex... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were on an Avalon river cruise, and this was one of the stops. It would not normally be a place that most tourists would see. The walk from the river up to the temple complex is quite steep, but those who couldn't do it were offered rides in a van. The complex itself is very unique and almost funny.... More 

Thank igolfCA
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This temple pre dates the Angkor temple complex built by the Chenla Empire in 8th century.It showcases the superb architecture of the time There are 291 steps to climb or go by vehicle, Views across the Mekong and countryside are wonderful. This is a regular stop if you are on a Mekong River cruise.otherwise doubt if you would visit. Huge... More 

Thank foxylady23
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Unless you are traveling on river, it is not likely you will end up here, but this is a beautiful temple out of way temple with a great view of Mekong. It is probably one of very few "hill" that can overlook the river, so if you happen to be nearby, do stop by.

Thank vamsally
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

A long, yet quite enjoyable ride from town that'll take you past village life that you won't get to see when headed to Wat Nokor or Phnom Proh/Srey. The temple grounds are fairly large and include a monastery, so you'll see quite young monks going about their daily routines in their orange robes. The complex overlooks the great Mekong River.... More 

Thank Barilee T
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

If you haven't seen much of rural Cambodia, a trip out from Kampong Cham will cover most of it on the drive. Typical Cambodian houses, temples, agriculture, along the Mekong. View from the temples at the top is lovely. Very interesting working temple complex with an eclectic mix of old and new, not to mention the giant fruits and animals!... More 

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Terre Haute, IN
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Interesting tour of Wat Hanchey in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. The various Wats we visited were each very different.

Thank Monmimi
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is not the easiest site to visit if you are unfit or not able to walk very far. There are steep stairs up to the temples or a slightly less steep route a bit further along the road. It is worth the trip up and the local children are keen to help or fan you with large leaves on... More 

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Olympia, WA
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We went as part of a Uniworld tour and am happy that we came to Wat Hanchey. On a hill above the Mekong there are great views of the river and the village itself is interesting. We went to the temple where Buddhist priests put on a ceremony and tied rid strings around our wrists (for $1.00). The temple art... More 

Thank rogerjm
Sihanoukville Province, Cambodia
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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Spent an afternoon in Wat Hanchey. The long ride from Kampong Cham was worth it. The view of the river was amazing. Had delicious Khmer noodles and refreshing sugar cane juice here. Will be coming back with friends.

Thank knorr B
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

We did not climb the stairs, we rode a bus up. The temple complex is pretty run down. Lots of young monks sitting around the temple complex. A dozen local children followed us the whole time we were there, looking for hand outs. Not much really here. Would not go out of my way to see.

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