Officially Cambodia’s second city, Battambang is 40 kilometres west of Tonle Sap Lake. It sits at the centre of a fertile plain retaining the character of a market town, and beside a few white goods stores in the town centre, shows little desire to enter the 20th century, let alone the 21st.
The town itself is situated on the Sangker River and still plays host to many charming colonial buildings. It is one of the most interesting and laid-back towns in Cambodia, and nearby attractions include the hilltop Angkorian temple of Wat Banan, the sacred mountain and killing caves of Phnom Sampeau and the riverside temple of Wat Ek Phnom.
Suggested itineraries featuring Battambang
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Map of Battambang
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Places near Battambang
- Siem Reap 48 miles away
- Temples of Angkor 50 miles away
- Banteay Chhmar 68 miles away
- Koh Kong 104 miles away
- Preah Vihear 134 miles away
- Phnom Penh 158 miles away
- Sihanoukville 173 miles away
- Kratie & Chhlong 196 miles away
- Kep 197 miles away
- Ratanakiri 258 miles away
- Ban Lung 259 miles away
- Sen Monorom 273 miles away
- Mondulkiri 277 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Battambang
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