Phnom Sampeau rises all of 100m above the flat surrounding rice fields with several religious sites on top.
A Khmer Rouge execution site close to the top of a hill where their victims were killed and their bodies thrown into caves.
There are 13 colonies of Asian wrinkle-lipped bats in Cambodia, totalling an estimates 6.5 million bats.
Got to Battambang now with an interesting trip (boat up the river without enough water so having to get out and push).
Khum Koh Chiveang on the Sangker River which runs from beyond Battambang eastwards into the Tonle Sap Lake.
Not the best preserved archaeological site in Cambodia. Well illustrates the meaning of the word ruins.
Practicalities, experiences, options and general information on visiting different parts of the extensive site.
Built in mid-12th to early-13th century but in a poor state today, basically it was badly built using poor quality sandstone.
“State Temple” of King Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or 962. Dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.
Built in the 10th century in the middle of a (now dry) reservoir and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Constructed between late C12 to early C13 the temple was then deliberately destroyed in the C15 or C16.
It is thought that the temple represents Anavatapta, a mythical lake in the Himalayas whose waters cure all illnesses.