Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang is the capital city of Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. It is situated by the Sangkae River and features some of the best preserved French colonial architecture in the country. It is a popular tourist destination due to the many ancient temples, Buddhist shrines and the infamous bamboo railway.

Battambang has a number of fine early-20th-century French colonial buildings. Most of the colonial buildings can be found along the waterfront. Other attractions include Battambang Museum, the Governor’s Residence and a number of Angkor-type temples.

Things to See & Do

* Kamping Puoy Lake
* Baset Temple
* Wat Ek - temple
* Nory – Bamboo Train
* Sek Sak Resort

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Riel (KHR)
Language – Khmer
Land Area – 293 km²
Population – 180,900 approx
Electricity –Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +855

Port Location – The port at Battambang is located on the Sangkae River.

Travel Links - The main gateway to the city is Battambang Airport located 3 kilometers from the city center.
One boat a day travels from Siem Reap (for Angkor) to Battambang, departing Siem Reap at 07:00.
Cambodia's defunct rail system is due to be regenerated by 2013. The line runs from Poipet on the Thai border through Sisophon and along the southern side of the Tonle Sap Lake to Battambang and Phnom Penh.

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