Baset temple in Battambang province

Baset temple is located on a hill in Baset village, Tapon commune, Sangke district, Battambang province about 14.36 km from provincial hall of Battambang. The temple was built in 11th century between 1036 and 1042 AD during the reign of King Soryavarman I (1002 – 1050 AD).

In the campus of the temple, there has an ancient pond with 12 meter width and 20 meter length and 10 meter deep, with round stairs made of laterite and it provides water to use both rainy and dry seasons. Moreover, there has a folktale that the villagers always celebrated ceremony to wish different purpose by dropping down the coconut into the pond and if they got their wish, the coconut will appear from the pond on the surface.

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