Attraction

Barsat Temple Barsaet Temple was built during the reign of King, Soriyak Varman I (1002-1050) and located on a hill at Ba Set village, Ta Pun commune in 15-kilometer distance from the provincial town. Ba Set temple adapts the architecture of 11th century and built in 1036 and 1042. Next to the temple, there is 20 meters by12 meter and 10 meter depth pond. The pond is never dried, though in the dry season. In rainy season, the water level is higher than usual. Banan Temple Banan Temple is adap...
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Shop

As you will visit any provincial of Cambodia, at [[Battambang]], you can buy most commodity at every market located near center of town, even though small towns.Phsar Nath is in the centre of town is the main Phsar (traditional market) and is geared to the locals, sporting the usual variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, clothes, sundries, food stalls, etc.If you are finding a photo shops and money changers line the streets that ring the Phsar. Phsar Leu, just south of town, seems to be th...
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Stay

7 Makara Hotels Pleasant grounds and your choice for the rock-bottom price in Battambang. For value, however, some of the other choices are better. An ugly, Spartan room with nothing but a bed goes for US$ 1.80, US$ 4 for a room with a bath outside, US$ 5 for a room with Western bath and TV, add a/c for US$ 8. Golden Parrot Guesthouse A simple, cleanplace with a terrace for viewing the Nat Market. Western bath. US$ 10 with a/c. with a/c. Royal Hotel (formerly 23 Tola Hotel) New ownership, r...
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Eat & Drink

Restaurants over the Lions Bridge There are also a couple of good Khmer restaurants across the Lions Bridge near the statue circle on the right. The first one you come to is the Sub-I-na. It's simple place with good Khmer and Chinese food. Better yet is the Sopheak Mongkul just beyond the Sub-I-na. The owner is a very friendly Khmer lady that speaks English and likes to chat while her staff is tending to you. Good food, and the owner will custom-make dishes for you if they're not on the menu. ...
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How to Get There

By Road From [[Phnom Penh]] to [[Battambang]] it’s about 291km via national road number 5. It is accessible from Thailand via Pailin, Banteay Meanchey. Generally from Siem Reap to Battambang can be via air and overland. Today, there is no operating flight to this province yet at the moment.Train : The old saying goes “there is no such thing as a free lunch,” but in Cambodia, the old train is still free…. for foreigners, that’s it. However, it will just cost you some time (maybe some offic...
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Orientation

History [[Battambang]] is Cambodia's second-largest city and the capital of [[Battambang]] Province, which was founded in the 11th century. It is the former capital of Monton Kmer and lies in the heart of the Northwest of Cambodia. Until the war years, in which almost every infrastructure was destructed it was the leading rice-producing province of the country.The name [[Battambang]] or Batdambang, literally means "loss of stick" referring to a legend of the Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung (Kra...
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Battambang

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Overview [[Battambang]] is Cambodia's second-largest city and the capital of Battambang Province, which was founded in the 11th century. It is the former capital of Monton Kmer and lies in the heart of the Northwest of Cambodia. Until the war years, in which almost every infrastructure was destructed it was the leading rice-producing province of the country.The name [[Battambang]] or Batdambang, literally means "loss of stick" referring to a legend of the Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung (Kranho...
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