The suspension bridge can be reached via street 154 and is about 7 kilometres from the centre of Battambang. Across the suspension bridge is Kampong Pil Pagoda, which has lots of colourful animals and deities everywhere. Nice while you’re there, but the real attraction of course is the suspension bridge stretching 86 metres over the Sangker river. When you find yourself alone on the bridge its quite peaceful, but when you share the bridge with a motorbike the bouncing and swinging can be quite strong. And it certainly is not for those with feir of heights!
Many people think this bridge might disappear, because of the new Highway 5 bridge just a couple of hundred metres south. We don’t think it will, as this is not only a major tourist attraction, but it’s also still a much shorter way to reach the other side of the river.
Kampong Pil Pagoda
Once you reach the pagoda, your heart might be racing a bit. A calm wander around the premises is enough to take you back to a peaceful center. A traditional pagoda with a golden roof and white walls, Kampon Pil is totally picturesque. What makes this pagoda unique, however, are the Buddha statues, the Angkorian people sculptures, and the massive reclining Buddha on site.
It’s a colorful place with cheerful energy and lots of photo opportunities.
Kampong Pil Pagoda, Suspension Bridge
Street 155, Kampong Ampil just north of new Highway 5 bridge Battambang