8 kms north of Battambang stands Wat Aek Phnom. It is a Hindu temple which construction began in 1027 during the reign of Suryavarman I. It consists of several prasats connected by a platform. Today only a few sculptures are still in relatively good conditions. A pagoda has recently been built near the ruins of the first temple. This wat is quite popular with residents of surrounding villages who like to organize there some festivities.
A day ticket is 2$. Keep the ticket to visit the two other temples.