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Wat Hanchey

Wat Hanchey is a complex of temples situated on a hilltop that overlooks the Mekong River. There... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
kenl461
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British Columbia, Canada
Spectacular views

We had a fun day here. Found the drive out interesting and just had to take the challenge of... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
RobandJoPerth
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Perth, Australia
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20km North of Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Hanchey is a complex of temples situated on a hilltop that overlooks the Mekong River. It is home to many young monks in bright saffron robes. Being there at 11am and seeing their meal, all donated, laid out was educational. Great photo opportunities. We...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Wat Hanchey is a complex of temples situated on a hilltop that overlooks the Mekong River. There are many religious monuments and small buildings atop the hill. Wat Hanchey is home to many young monks in bright saffron robes. When walking around the temple grounds,...More

Thank kenl461
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We had a fun day here. Found the drive out interesting and just had to take the challenge of climbing those stairs. The view from the top was worth it. A little research will make visiting the site well worth it with some very old...More

2  Thank RobandJoPerth
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This low-key site has a lot to offer. Probably the first thing many visitors notice are the great views north and south along the Mekong. As well as this though, there are two remnants of the Chenla civilisation. The more famous is a brick tower...More

1  Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This visit was a refreshing bit of reality after our previous temple ruin visits in Angkor. We participated in a group blessing cerimony by 3 monks. It was interesting to learn about and observe an active monastery.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Our guide escorted us on the walk up the hill to visit the Wat Hanchey pagoda where they train novice monks. We headed up a set of stairs and a path leading up the hill. Our guide was very careful to take the journey slowly...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This was our first visit to a Buddhist temple, it was well worth the walk up the steep hill to get there. It is a beautifully situated temple complex with incredible views. Once there we took part in the Buddhist Water Blessing. Since it is...More

Thank Mariellen H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Enjoyed our visit to Wat Hanchey as part of our Heritage Line's Jayavarman Mekong River Cruise. Some of us walked up the 300 or so steps (while the rest took the bus up) to the monastery, and its series of Buddhist temples and other colourful...More

Thank HappyTravelsQld
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was a stop on our Avalon Siem Reap Mekong River cruise. It was a very nice walk up a long winding road to Wat Hanchey. The temple is set up high with an excellent view of the Mekong River. There are many different buildings...More

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is an interesting temple stop during the Mekong River cruise with a great view over the river. It is fascinating to watch the monks and feel a little part of their ceremony. One of the very young 'monks' showed us how to wear his...More

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