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1. Phnom Sampeau

Phnom Sampeau

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Phnom Sampeau is an archaeological site located in Sampeau Commune, about 12 km of Battambang city. This attraction is steeped in history and legend. It is home to the infamous Killing Caves and a Bat Cave. Also, atop a 100-meter-high mountain stands a pagoda. It is also home to three natural caves - Pkasla, Lakhaon and Aksopheak.

2. Wat Ek Phnom

Wat Ek Phnom

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places to visit in Battambang

Wat Ek Phnom is an impressive Angkorian temple in the town of Battambang in northwestern Cambodia. The temple is a very famous picnic and pilgrimage destination for local Khmers at festival times. Mostly in ruins, visitors have to walk through large blocks of stone in the temple premises, which feels like traveling back in time, making it a popular attraction in Battambang. Visit this temple ruin for its well-carved pediments and lintels.

3. Phnom Sampeau

Phnom Sampeau

3 out of 19
places to visit in Battambang

Phnom Sampeau is an archaeological site located in Sampeau Commune, about 12 km of Battambang city. This attraction is steeped in history and legend. It is home to the infamous Killing Caves and a Bat Cave. Also, atop a 100-meter-high mountain stands a pagoda. It is also home to three natural caves - Pkasla, Lakhaon and Aksopheak.

4. Wat Ek Phnom

Wat Ek Phnom

4 out of 19
places to visit in Battambang

Wat Ek Phnom is an impressive Angkorian temple in the town of Battambang in northwestern Cambodia. The temple is a very famous picnic and pilgrimage destination for local Khmers at festival times. Mostly in ruins, visitors have to walk through large blocks of stone in the temple premises, which feels like traveling back in time, making it a popular attraction in Battambang. Visit this temple ruin for its well-carved pediments and lintels.

5. Romcheik5 Artspace

Romcheik5 Artspace

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places to visit in Battambang

Romcheik5 Artspace is a contemporary art museum located in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. It is the country's first museum dedicated to developing contemporary arts. Tourists visiting Battambang can make a short trip to Romcheik5 to see Cambodia's artwork featuring works of prominent artists.

6. Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak

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places to visit in Battambang

Phare Ponleu Selpak is a multi-arts, non-profit association for Cambodian children, famous for its circus performance. It is located in Anh Chanh Village in Ochare Commune in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. Visiting Phare Ponleu Selpak is one of the worth doing activities in the city, especially if you are traveling with kids as the unique circus performances by the local kids is very entertaining.

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7. Bamboo Train

Bamboo Train

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The Bamboo Train or Nori is among the top attractions in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. It is an old railway track made of wood or bamboo running on a simple motor system, and on a 20-minute ride, the train takes tourists through the beautiful countryside of Battambang. The old track was shut recently, and alternative new routes for tourist rides pass through Angkor ruins amidst the lush villages, making it a worthy attraction to explore.

8. Wat Banan

Wat Banan

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Wat Banan is an Angkorian temple located close to Battambang City in Cambodia. Situated on a hill beside the Sanker river, Wat Banan provides excellent 360-degree panoramic views of the countryside of Battambang. It is known for its five monumental towers modelled on Angkor Wat temple. A trip to this temple is a popular attraction for Battambang's tourists as well as locals who visit in large numbers, especially on the weekends.

9. Crocodile Farm

Crocodile Farm

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places to visit in Battambang

The Crocodile farm is located along the river bank close to the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. It is one of the many wildlife protection centres in the country where hundreds of crocodiles are bred in captive and conserved in the best suitable conditions. Tourists can make a short trip to the farm while visiting Battambang where they can get to know about crocodile breeding, feeding and also hold baby crocodiles.

10. Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House

Mrs. Bun Roeung's Ancient House

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Mrs Bun Roeung’s Ancient Historic House is located in Wat Kor village in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. This 100-years old property is one of the 20 stilted heritage homes that has survived the Khmer Rouge and other wars. Built of wood, tourists can take walking tours around this house to get to know about Cambodian lifestyle. It is worth visiting this traditional house as a part of your Battambang trip.

11. Night Markets Battambang

Night Markets Battambang

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The provincial town of Battambang is home to two-night markets the old market and the new market, which are quite famous for the local Khmer street food. Tourists can enjoy cheap regional cuisines on the streets of these night markets, including noodles and unique rice dishes and even beer. The primary market is located close to Psar Nath, and the new night market is along the street beside the Sangker River. Apart from tasting local food, you can buy souvenirs, handmade crafts, jewellery and clothes. It is better to bargain well as the locals quote higher prices for the tourists.

12. River Cruise Battambang

River Cruise Battambang

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Taking river cruises is one of the most famous tourist activities for people visiting Battambang city in Cambodia. The boat cruises on the Sangker River takes you through Cambodian countryside consisting of fishing villages, palm trees, and lush paddy farms. There are also sunset cruises, which will let you witness the beautiful sunset and the way the colours appear on the horizon.

13. La Fabrik

La Fabrik

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La Fabrik is a famous shop located in the city centre in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. This small bohemian boutique shop is known among the tourists for its unique souvenirs, various spices, postcards, jams and handmade jewellery. La Fabrik is also a gift shop, and sell modern accessories for women and personal care products like organic soaps, essential oils and beauty products. You can also buy Cambodia premium spirits here like Mekong gin and Samai rum. Although owned by a French family, almost all of the products sold here are locally produced or procured from within the country, thus contributing to regional development.

14. Damrey Sor Pagoda

Damrey Sor Pagoda

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Damrey Sor Pagoda also known as the White Elephant Pagoda or Wat Tahm –rai-saw in Khmer is located within the provincial city of Battambang in Cambodia. It is one of the most famous Battambang attractions for tourists who visit to have a look at the elaborate, unique architecture of this Buddhist pagoda consisting of intricate carvings sculptures. It is also quite popular among the local Khmers who arrive here in large numbers during the New Year festivities for the carnival.

15. Sammaki Art Space

Sammaki Art Space

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places to visit in Battambang

Sammaki Art Space is a gallery located in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. Housing over 300 exclusive paintings, including contemporary art forms, the gallery also functions as a platform for budding artists from all over Cambodia and other countries to interact, get inspired and create unique arts. If you are interested in arts, you'll enjoy taking a short trip to this artspace on your Battambang trip.

16. Lotus Farm

Lotus Farm

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places to visit in Battambang

Sammaki Art Space is a gallery located in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. Housing over 300 exclusive paintings, including contemporary art forms, the gallery also functions as a platform for budding artists from all over Cambodia and other countries to interact, get inspired and create unique arts. If you are interested in arts, you'll enjoy taking a short trip to this artspace on your Battambang trip.

17. Battambang Provincial Museum

Battambang Provincial Museum

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places to visit in Battambang

Battambang Provincial Museum is a museum located in Kamkor village in the provincial town of Battambang in western Cambodia. Built recently, it is a small museum housing a collection of statues, artwork and more ranging from pre-Angkor period to post Khmer era recovered from Battambang and around. It is worth a short visit on your trip to Battambang town.

18. Ta Dumbong Statue

Ta Dumbong Statue

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Ta Dumbong Statue is a prominent landmark - a giant statue of a man holding a black stick located in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. The city acquired its name from and hence it is one of the top attractions for tourists visiting the city. It is very easy to spot this sizeable brightly-coloured statue of Ta Dumbong located at the roundabout of the city.

19. Sangker Gallery

Sangker Gallery

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Sangker is an art gallery located close to Battambang in Cambodia. It is a privately owned gallery displaying about 300 artworks of various Cambodian and global artists. It is a popular place of exhibition for the students from the local Phare Ponleu Selpak art school, who arrange many theme-based temporary exhibitions throughout the year. If you are interested in the arts, it is worth visiting this small art gallery during your Battambang trip.

FAQs on Battambang

How can I commute within Battambang?

You can get around Battambang by hiring a Tuk-Tuk or renting a motorbike daily. Cabs are available too if you want to commute more comfortably. You can also hire bikes to explore short distances. Boats are available if you're going to any of the nearby islands.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Battambang?

The top sightseeing places in Battambang are Phnom Sampeau, Wat Ek Phnom, Phnom Sampeau, Wat Ek Phnom, Romcheik5 Artspace, Phare Ponleu Selpak.
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