What to See and Do in Battambang
Battambang Province is often called the rice bowl of Cambodia. A lot of its rice production and processing into rice paper (used for spring rolls) and noodles, along with other agricultural activities happen in the province. When visiting Battambang, there are a number of places that are worth a trip lying immediately outside the city of Battambang. Below you will find a list of the most interesting and well-visited of those places.
Making your way to many of the below places and attractions is done on newly constructed roads, taking you through rich Cambodian culture, sights and sounds. Stop and mingle with the locals and take in what this less explored region of Cambodia has to offer.
Pailin and Around
Explore the border near Thailand with a trip to Pailin at the Northern edge of the Cardamom Mountains. Known to have remained a Khmer Rouge stronghold, long after they were defeated in 1979.Read More
A shrine where many have gathered the remains of victims of civil war, Phnom Sampov is a temple located on top of a mountain offering historic sights and amazing views. With its many caves and natural pools, Phnom Sampov has natural as well as historic significance.Read More
A 10th century temple about 20km from Battambang. Wat Banan is considered a smaller version of Ankong Wat. Very popular with families on weekends for picnics and outings.Read More
Explore the riverside of the Sangker River with its many villages dotted along its borders, houses on stilts. Visit by ox cart or by riverboat!Read More
Wat Ek Phnom
A partly collapsed, 11th-century temple situated 11km north of Battambang, is surrounded by the remains of a laterite wall and an ancient reservoir. A lintel showing the Churning of the Ocean of Milk can be seen above the east entrance to the central temple, whose upper flanks hold some fine bas-reliefs.Read More
Kamping Pouy basin is vital to the area. It is now a popular picnic site for residents of Pailin and Battambang because of its fresh air. Lotus flowers grow in the water and nearby you can buy lotus seeds to eat. They are delicious and taste a bit like sweet, uncooked peas.Read More
The distance from Battambang to Basseat is 15 km along very good road littered with sights and sounds from traditional houses and village. The Basseat temple is located in Tabon village in the Sangkar Disrict.Read More