Tonle Bati

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Tonle Bati
Location Takéo Province
Coordinates 11°20′N 104°51′E / 11.34°N 104.85°E / 11.34; 104.85Coordinates: 11°20′N 104°51′E / 11.34°N 104.85°E / 11.34; 104.85
Basin countries Cambodia

Tonle Bati (Khmer: ទន្លេបាទី) is a small lake about 30 km south of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. It is a popular weekend destination for the local population. It is also a popular fishing spot for both tourists and people who live locally.

Close to the lake, there is the Ta Prohm of Bati, one of several shelters built in Cambodia and Thailand during the reign of Jayavarman VII to house the Jayabuddhamahanatha statues.[1]:175–176 It is located off the highway to Takeo.

20 minutes south of the lake there is another temple called Phnom Chisor (Khmer: ភ្នំជីសូរ). It is situated on a mountain top which requires a visitor to climb 461 steps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella, ed. The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1.