Phnom Sampeou

NAME
Phnom Sampeou

DATE VISITED
25 February 2013

LOCATION
Phnom Sampeou, Battambang District, Battambang Province – At the top of the mountain is the main pagoda and various shrines scattered around with entrances to the mountain’s caves descending lower. This profile covers two of the caves.

DESCRIPTION
Cave 1: Stairs descend and fabric flags hang on strings around, at the very bottom is a small cage with bone remains sparsely scattered, sign outside cage asks for donations

Cave 2: Stairs descend with fabric flags hanging around, gold reclining Buddha is largest structure inside, right to the left of the bottom of the stairs is a cage containing remains also sparsely scattered like Cave 1 and a donation box to its left, a typical stupa stands to the right of the reclining Buddha on the far right side of the cave and it is a four-sided cement structure topped with traditionally styled roof and in front has a glass door displaying the bone remains inside, on the very left side of the cave is an opening up to the top where a hole lets the light in, this is reported to be an area where victims were beaten and dropped to the bottom of the cave

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