Places to Visit in Battambang, Cambodia, Asia
Battambang is a city in Battambang district, in Cambodia, Asia famous for rice production and identified as the rice bowl of Cambodia and Battambang city is located at by the Sangkae River, which flows through this region. Battambang was established in the 11th century by Khmer Emperor, was the major commercial hub from ancient times and flourished during the French colonial and constructed various architectures in this region. Battambang is situated 330 Kms from Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia and bounded by Sisophon, Siem Reap, Pursat, Poipet, Krakor, and Trat. Zip code of Battambang is 02102 and coordinates are 13.1000° N, 103.2000° E.
Things to do in Battambang:
To enjoy the trip in Battambang city, tourists must discover the city by foot or can rent the Bicycles from the hotels. Battambang has few houses engaged in the production the rice paper used in wrapping spring rolls. Local cuisines are prepared with some of the special ingredients like Fish Amok, French cuisine, and various other varieties of cuisines. Shopping in Battambang includes woodcarvings, marble sculptures, sapphires and rubies can also be purchased from the market but should be careful before buying these gems.
Places to visit in Battambang:
Dang Tung: is situated at the distance of 50 Kms from Battambang and famed for natural wildlife reservoir; visitors can watch various rare species of animals and birds which attracts number of tourists to this region.
Barsaet Temple: is situated at the distance of 50 Kms from Battambang in Barsaet village. This temple was constructed in 11th century by Suryavarman I Emperor and at present this temple is ruined.
Battambang Museum: if tourists want to know about the Cambodia’s history, they must visit this museum, as this museum has various rare collections of sculptures, dated century back.
River Trip: it is one of the major attractions in Battambang and tourists can hire ferry and can come across various beautiful places along the river side, which make ride enjoyable.
Best time to visit Battambang:
Battambang is famed as the “Rice Bowl of Cambodia” and it located along the river side and best time to visit Battambang is between the months of November to March.
How to Reach Battambang:
By Air: Battambang does not have an airport, nearest airport is Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport located at the distance of 106 miles from Angkor and it connects to cities like Kuala Lumpur, Phuket , Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Busan, Yangon, and few other cities.
By Road: Bus facilities are available from various destinations to Battambang city located on the national highway 5. To travel across the city, tourists can rent bicycle and motorcycle and other facilities are tuk tuk, cycle rickshaws, and cars.
By Sea: speed boats are available from various parts of Cambodia and neighboring states and rainy season the best time to travel by boat, during the summer season it will take long time to reach, as water level will be low.
Hotels in Battambang:
Hotels in Battambang are mainly located along the river side and these hotels offers good packages to the tourist and few hotels offer a/c rooms with TV, mini bar, phone, hot water, wifi and swimming pool. Hotels in Battambang may range from 15$ to 100$ and above per day. Some of the major hotels in Battambang are listed below:
- Au Cabaret Vert
- Bambu Hotel
- Battambang Lotus Hotel
- Coconut House
- Ganesha Family Guesthouse
- Holiday Hotel
- Khemara Battambang I Hotel
- Park Hotel
- Phka Villa
- Ramchang Guesthouse
- Reaksmey Battambang Hotel
- Spring Park Hotel
- Stung Sangke Hotel