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White Elephant Pagoda (Wat Tahm-rai-saw)

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Address: 2 Street, Battambang 02000, Cambodia

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Always enjoy visiting the Wats and munks

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Stephen W
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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 up and no one to be seen..Any way a few photos for u all ..

Thank Stephen W
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 stupas while temples do not. Stupas are used to place ashes of the deceased. Fancy... More 

Thank LolaGo1
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. The inside of the temple is peaceful, beautiful and ornate.

Thank Cynthia W
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 old french colonel building inside the governor office. Don't miss to visit both attraction and... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

My wife and I had a look around, and we were impressed with the pagoda. They are restoring this pagoda, and it will look great when finished. Our Tuk Tuk driver told us the story behind the other ststues outside the Pagoda, which were so interesting.

Thank Lindsay A
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

While I was in high school, I used to learn English there and since then there are a lot of tourists coming to visit this beautiful Wat (pagoda) located along Street 2, Battambang city, Cambodia.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

This old charming pagoda has as its main feature the beautiful statues of elephants, buddhas, and also the interesting depiction of a dead man being mourned by his father. The surroundings are also very interesting, with a nicely engraved and decorated temple and the traditional monks walking around make for excellent pictures. Worth the visit.

Thank danielyabu

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