Samrong Knong

NAME
Samrong Knong

DATE VISITED
25 February 2013

LOCATION
Wat Samrong Knong, Ek Phnom District, Battambang Province – The main pagoda is close to the main road but the memorial is located closer to the interior towards the back. It is surrounded by a clearing and a 3 sides of a wall constructed from stones.

DESCRIPTION
Four-sided structure made of cement, with a light salmon-colored painted exterior wall, two front windows displaying the bone remains encased inside, small wooden access door on back wall, traditional style roof with gold and blue detailing, surrounding cement bas relief narrates in English the timeline of the Khmer Rouge arrival and presence in Battambang from 1975 to 1979, inscription on the front wall in English and Khmer indicates memorial was funded by Cambodians communities living in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and France, inscription on the back wall in English and Khmer give brief history of the Khmer Rouge experience in the Battambang area

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