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White Elephant Pagoda (Wat Tahm-rai-saw)

2 Street, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Worth visiting as part of a day tour

Temple was located and most of the monks and residents seemed to be either away or indoors. This is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Worth a visit and it's located right downtown

Free to see. Lots of interesting sculptures and even a fairly gruesome sculpture of a body being... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Saginaw, Michigan
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2 Street, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Temple was located and most of the monks and residents seemed to be either away or indoors. This is one of the better kept temple and grounds.

Thank Intrepid4ever
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Free to see. Lots of interesting sculptures and even a fairly gruesome sculpture of a body being eaten by birds. Many tombs, so definitely be respectful. I enjoyed my 20 minutes walking around the grounds.

Thank Emellee
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Love the sculptures of the elephants, Buddha's and horses but unfortunately like so many wats in Cambodia the doors were locked. There were many monks in the compound but they seemed to be busy so I didn't interrupt them. One of the better temples in...More

Thank palawandave
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Different from many of the other places in Cambodia as the Thai influence come through. The elephants are eye catching.

Thank ktlynrobertson
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

There are many many WATS in the the area In not sure if I ended up the right one it had a elephant out front and was huge.. It must have been a day off the day I was there as it was all locked...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This pagoda is very old with interest history between Khmer and Thai. The design is different from other Khmer pagodas. So it is worth to visit and it is in the town not suburb just spend 10minutes to walk from the market.

Thank Sovannleap H
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Visited it on my third day in Battambang. NO entrance fee! The white elephants and other statues are located behind the pagoda. There is also a school near these statues. Learned from my tuktuk driver the difference between a pagoda and a temple. Pagodas have...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I learned that my maternal family went to school here decades ago and wanted to see it. The temple has not be restored, it's the same as it was 100 years ago. Even the elephant isn't really white anymore, but more of a chipped elephant....More

Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 9 December 2015

No matter what religious we are, this white elephant pagoda described a lot of its interesting story and all the carving, statues and overall atmosphere 90% remain the same as its original design. Located in the central of the province, this pagoda is nearby the...More

Thank KellyChanDara
Reviewed 26 November 2015

One of a few monasteries in Battambang worth to visit during, for instance, a bicycle trip through the city. Especially the statues and images surrounding the white elephant statues in front of the vihara are, however not very elaborately carved, at least interesting and dramatic.

Thank Carlo V
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