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Updated, Feb 2024


Battambang is a mesmerising destination in northeastern Cambodia known for its rich history, gorgeous architecture, and charming scenery. Exploring this dynamic city offers a window into Cambodia’s cultural heritage as well as a variety of thrilling experiences. Visitors can ride the Battambang Bamboo Train, a one-of-a-kind transportation system that takes them through scenic surroundings.

The Governor’s Residence and Psar Nat Market are two of the city’s well-preserved French colonial buildings. Don’t pass up the chance to see the traditional art of Cambodian circus in Phare Ponleu Selpak. Nature enthusiasts can take a boat tour down the calm Sangker River, which features floating settlements and gorgeous landscape. Battambang is a secret gem awaiting discovery, with its unique charm and cultural treasures.

Getting In & Around

Getting in

Siem Reap International Airport
about 150 km east of city centre. Boat: $25, Bus: $5-10(+$5 to bus terminal), Taxi: $5 (shared) – $50(private), Grab app for taxi. like Uber

Phnom Penh International Airport
300 km south of city centre. Bus: $6-12, Taxi: $10(shared) – $60(private)

Getting around

Public Transport
tuk-tuk from $1 (negotiate), Moto & Bicycle rent from $2-7
Tuk-tuk prices starts from about $1. kindly do negotiate before your trip. Motos are common and available for rent as well as bikes. Tuk-Tuks are also available for day trips for about $10-25 for half a day to full day.

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See & Do

Piazza Duomo