Banan temple visit - Private Tour

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VDT948844
Private Tour
5 Hours
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

There were three temples which were built around 11 century to 12 century, another one temple was built on the top of the mountains. Banan Tempe is situated around 18km to the South of the city. With its five towers it was thought by many to be a prototype of Angkor Wat although this has now been largely dismissed by scholars. The temple sits on the top of a large hill and has magnificent 360 degree views - well worth the climb up the restored staircase. Hidden in the undergrowth around the back of the hill are some caves.

Description

Stop 1: Wat Kor Ancient House 

This house measures 28 meters in length and 11.5 meters in width, and was constructed on a surface area of 5, 450 square meters in Pet style (a kind of house), meaning that the house was verandahs (drying place) at the front and its two sides. The house has two staircases: the front staircase was made of concrete and the rear staircase was made of wood. The house roof was tiled with antique Naga-scale-shaped tiled, with no inside ceilings. The top portion of the roof was sdorned with splendid artistic decors. The above part of the roof was made of Phcherk wood (a type of very hard wood), and the floor-boards of the verandahs were made of kakoh wood (another type of very hard wood). As for the walls, they were constructed of woven bamboo and plastered. The 36 pillars were all made of Phcheuk wood, and they are still strong up to today.

Stop 2: Bamboo Train 

Norry was called by the Cambodian locals and it is widely called everywhere in Cambodia. Battambang was also a colonial province among other provinces in Cambodia which was colonized from 1863 - 1953. When French colonized Cambodia, they have built the railway in Cambodia, and Battambang is one of the part of the railway lines. After Pol Pot collapsed, many Cambodian people have been living with their empty hands and they started earning a living by many traditional ways. For their transportation, besides, Ox carts or buffalo cart, and firewood trains, they also used Norry (Bamboo train) as the big part of train products and passengers transportation.

Stop 3: Cham Village or Muslim Village 

The minority of Cham has been living in Cambodia for many years. The Cham who are living in Battambang these days mostly were evacuated during Khmer Rouge from the nearby provinces around Phnom Penh. If you go the north of Battambang along the river, you will see their houses were built closely along the river edge. A[art from that, if you look to the south of Battambang along the river also there is a small village where is the Cham minority are living there too. It is a nice place to learn about the lifestyle of Cham. You will see there are many boats and fishing materials. And we will see they are fishing along the river too. 

Stop 4: Lunch Stop Meet up the locals 

Eat with the locals, cool shadow of surrounding trees, and if you want to cook with you the local, please write us a suggestion when you book us at the first time.  There are many kinds of Khmer food and if you want to us to order for you, we definitely welcome and let them prepare for you. If you are vegetarian, just also mention on your suggestion on the booking day.

Stop 5: Fruit Bats   Located in Bay Damram village 

We will see the sleeping day birds in a very big tree and you will learn more about the interesting living arts of bats; for instance,  the way of finding food, where does the food come from, when do they start finding food, how many hours do they sleep a day, and what time do they come back.

Stop 6: Banan Temple    

Exactly 350 stone lead up a shade to Prasat Banan whose five towers are reminiscent of the lay out of Angkor Wat. It was built by Udayadityavarman II, son of Suryavarman I in 11th and it is hillside location offers incredible views across the surrounding country. 
From the temple, 28km south of Battambang a narrow stone staircase leads south down the hill to three caves, two of which are not mined and can thus be visited with a torch and flashlight equipped professional local guide. There are impressive carve lintels above the doorways to each tower and bas reliefs on the upper parts of central tower.

Stop 7: Winery - Grape Wine 

The only one winery place in Cambodia, I am sure you will not find it somewhere else  besides Battambang. And what is more interesting about this place, you are not only going to test the sharp test of many different kind of grape wines, but also you know how they first start their life and first start winery plantation in Battambang. 

Stop 8: Bamboo Rice Cake and Fruits sale on the road 

The most popular thing for sale in Cambodia for the locals is the market is always on the roadside and the sale in front of their houses for travelers. We stop  somewhere as  you want and show you about what kind of fruits are they and let's you try the each kind of fruit. Moreover, they also sale a Bamboo rice - the rice inside the bamboo, your tour guide will explain you more about how it made. 

Highlights

  • Wat Kor Ancient House
  • Bamboo Train
  • Cham Village or Muslim Village
  • Lunch stop meet up the locals
  • Banan Temple
  • Winery – Grape Wine
  • Bamboo Rice cake and fruits

Schedule

  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.) 1.40 pm – 6.30 pm
  • Departure: Pick up at your hotel
  • Returning point: The departure point

Include

  • Temple ticket
  • Tuk Tuk tickets
  • Bamboo train ticket
  • Traditional lunch
  • Tour Guide
  • Snacks
  • Water

Exclude

  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses

Please Note

  • Your rides: You get a professional driver who is mainly focus on safety first. You will not boring about someone bargaining the price
  • Your group: In order to ensure the tour quality, we have decided to take from 1 to 4 people in a group. Because we can catch your attention and easily to be in group with everyone. You will learn a lots from your tour guide
  • Your tour guides: We provide you not only a good Tuk Tuk driver, but also we have a tour guide who are they very friendly, helpful, informative, knowledgeable, and experience bi-lingual local tour guide

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