"Battambang, relaxed provincial town" Battambang by chrisvandenbroucke

Battambang Travel Guide: 236 reviews and 699 photos

Battambang is a relaxed provincial place where travelers only stop because the distance between Phnom Peng and Siem Reap is too long to do it in one day (by road I mean).

I deliberately chose to stay there 2 nights because I was not in a hurry and wanted to relax among the local people.

Taste a bit of culture

There's a Wat in Battambang that should be a little bit older than Angkor Wat.

Gradually building up your Cambodia trip, it's a good start going there first.

It isn't renovated but has a nice, old charm

When looking for a dinner place, I came by a place that was recommended in the Lonely Planet.
I don't remember teh name but it's situated on the corner near the Museum.
I thought it was too expensive for me but when I had a glimpse, I saw a woman singing on stage.
I was the only spectator and watched a few minutes.
She deserved an applause only for her courage

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nice, relaxed
  • Cons:not much to see
  • In a nutshell:Not a must but not a don't do also
  • Last visit to Battambang: Oct 2002
  • Intro Written Feb 10, 2004
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2006 at 7:40 AM

    Good Battambang pages and photos , we had also a nice time there

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2006 at 6:39 AM

    Great page and good tips, much appreciated.

  • dfactor's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2005 at 2:29 AM

    Was in SR, but didn't go as far as Battambang. Is it worth the trouble? Was thinking of taking a boat there. The duck looks like those we've here in KL!

  • Apr 14, 2005 at 9:49 PM

    I loved your page! It made me miss Cambodia so much!! You've inspired me to put up my pics.

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 2:51 PM

    "The flesh is weak" indeed, hahaha! That food color really does look strange. I can see how this would be a nice place to relax for a day.

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2004 at 5:57 PM

    very cool pages! :) happy travels.

  • F.Lade's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2004 at 3:35 PM

    Interesting page , nice pics

  • Aug 10, 2004 at 10:05 AM

    About the roasted meat photo. The red color is from spices & maybe some vegetable dye food color. I*ve eaten thins kind of stuff many times. Nothing wrong with it, it is very good!Chinese & S.E. Asian roast things like this. VERY YUMMY!!, Luigi

  • LotusV8's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2004 at 4:18 AM

    Nice page and pics from a place that I visited in feb, B stays in my mind for ever, for god and bad reasons - a must in Cambodia! best reg Per


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