Banan temple is located in Kanti II commune, Banan district, atop a 400-meter-high mountaintop, about 25 kilometers south of the provincial town. This sandstone and laterite temple was built between the mid-11th and late 12th centuries. Work was started under King Udayadityavarman II (AD 1050-1066) and ultimately finished by King Jayavarman VII (AD 1181-1219). The temple has five towers similar to Angkor Wat, but it was constructed separately. At the foot of the mountain, there is a moat and two natural wells, Bet Meas and Chhoung.