Yeay Peou Temple
Yeay Peou Temple is behind Wat Tonle Bati, about 100 meters from Ta Prohm temple. Constructed of sandstone in the 12th century, it is 7 meters square and faces east.
Apart from the temple is a house on the bank of Tonle Bati, about 200 meters from the temple that once was used by the royal family during holidays. Today this place houses the offices of the Bati Tourism Company, which controls the 9.3-hectare site. The company has erected 48 resting cottages with zinc roofs and another 40 cottages with leaf roofs along the riverside. The company has also built nine restrooms, and other restrooms are available at local people’s residences.
In addition, there is also a natural lake that is 7,000 meters long. During the dry season, the lake is 1,000 meters wide and1 to 2.5 meters deep. During the rainy season, it swells to 1,500 meters wide and is about 4 meters deep.
There is a fee to enter the site. The cost for Cambodians is 1,000 riel (USD 0.25) for motorbikes and 2,000 riel (USD 0.5) for cars. The fee for the resting cottages is 5,000 riel (USD 1.25) per cottage. Foreigners are charged USD per person. Food is can be purchased at the site.
The site is very popular, attracting 500 to 600Cambodians and 100 foreign visitors per week. During holidays and festivals, the number of visitors can reach 9,000 per week. The site also provides employment opportunities and a good living for the people of the nearby Thnal Teaksin and Tonle Bati villages.