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PoipuJim
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is a wonderful region to explore that is about 30 minutes south of PP. It is on a small lake where many locals go to relax, fish, swim and eat. You can enjoy a great homecooked lunch in a little shelter by the water. There are several lovely attractions very close to each other ...... including Ta Phrom temple and the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Reserve. I highly recommend a half-to-full day trip exploring this region that is close to PP.
Written 3 January 2024
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Getaway19130212731
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Highly recommend, we were hesitant after reading the reviews about beggars, but so glad we went. There was a few locals outside the entrance, no body pestered us at all. $2 U.S to enter and we'll worth it. Like a miniature Ankor Wat, just as ancient, very decorative and beautiful. The grounds around it are green and lush, and you pass all the lotus farms and water Buffalo on your way here from Phnom Penh. We hired a driver for the day $60. He also took us to see the Tonle Bati lake with the picturesque bamboo picnic huts over the water. You can rent one for a picnic, or go for a boat ride. This is a great day trip or 1/2 day trip from P.P.
Written 31 December 2023
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Mag1212
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice place to visit, small place . It just took us around 15 min to cover the ground. Not crowded with tourist and locals as Covid-19 was spreading everywhere around the world.
Written 17 April 2020
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Dominique M
Aire-sur-l'Adour, France10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
My curiosity got the best of me when I decided to venture out and see these ruins. When you approach the temple the view is fantastic; the ruins definitely have a charm. But as soon as you step out the car you’re harassed by the locals constantly begging for things, and the worst part is that they won’t leave you the hell alone. If you’re not familiar with giving offerings in Buddhist temples, they’ll take advantage of that and hustle you into buying flowers, and when you ask how much they refuse to tell you the price, opting instead to talk over you.

Kids surround you begging, and you have to be on guard about being pickpocketed. Old women from the temple come out begging for more money in addition to the offering you gave. It’s ridiculous. You can’t even focus and appreciate the beauty of the temple with 5 mouths constantly harassing you.

If you’re going to come, come in a group. If you come alone, make sure other tourists are there. Otherwise I’d just visit Ankor Wat and avoid this place.
Written 24 January 2020
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
This is an Angkorian temple with Hindu and Buddhist deities and located about 30 km south of Phnom Penh.

We were driven there by a friendly tuk tuk driver and our itinerary included the wild life sanctuary nearby. The road was a bit dusty as it was the dry season, and therefore best to wear a face mask.

This temple was comparatively smaller compare to the likes of those in Siem Reap, but had some beautiful carvings. It was not crowded, probably due to the fact that it was a weekday.
There were some elderly people hanging around and some school children playing nearby. We ignored them and they left us alone.There is a lake nearby called tonle bati where you can have a boat ride.

For me, it was worth while travelling here, to see this place.
Written 15 January 2020
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Svaa
Phume Phnom, Cambodia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Quiet place if you go on late afternoon , good option of visiting ancient temple when you are in phnom penh.
Written 9 October 2019
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Sister Gaylee
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
A very small place to explore. Not worth the effort travelling there if you have little time and to explore phonm penh city. Do not mistake this with Ta Prohm Siem Reap which is more interesting. There are many locals pushing tourists to buy bundled lotus and joss sticks. However photos taken from this place are rather nice.
Written 23 September 2019
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Ashleigh C
Hobart, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
We loved Tonle Bati!! The temple is in really good condition and is really beautiful. Plus, we went on a Friday so we didn’t see any other tourists there the entire time (I’ve heard it’s very busy on the weekend). There are lots of beggars inside the temple, but we didn’t find them too pushy and they were mainly there to pray, which added to the experience. The lake and it’s surroundings are not incredibly exciting but they are still nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh. We took a small boat around the whole lake after it was offered to us and it only cost $8 for four people in a private boat. It took around 45 minutes and our driver picked lots of lotus fruits for us to try. We were also the only people in a boat on the whole lake!! It was very peaceful.
Written 1 August 2019
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TJim60
3,238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We came to Tonle Bati on a day trip to see the temple there and at Phnom Chisor. So nothing to report on food.

Ta Phrom Tonle Bati was built in 1200 CE by King Jayavarman VII in the style of the Bayon Temple in Angkor Wat which he was also responsible for. A Mahayana Buddhist. About 100 or so years later Thervada (Hinayan) Buddhist prevailed in the Khymer Kingdom.

The temple is nice with some excellent remaining carvings and worth a visit, perhaps combined with Phnom Chisor or with a picnic in the area. See attached pictures.

As other reviewers have noted there are beggars in the temple. When we were there predominantly older individuals. Also people in the shrines selling incense and candles. We politely turned away their requests and were generally left alone after that.
Written 28 March 2019
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Vincent R.
Amersfoort, The Netherlands621 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Tonle Bati is mainly a lake where locals like to hangout in the weekends. Like similar lakes, it has the option to eat in small huts above the water with a view on the lake. The nearby temple is more interesting, but because of Tonle Bati being in a poor area, has a few very pushy beggards walking around.
Written 15 February 2019
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