Battambang

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The second-largest city in Cambodia, Battambang has a population of over 250,000. It is located a two hour drive west from Siem Reap and four hours from Phnom Penh. A world apart from Phnom Penh urban bustle it enjoys an unhurried, relaxed pace and a reputation for friendliness and pleasant atmosphere.

Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, the province is home to some of the best-preserved French colonial architecture remaining, following the French departure. Outside of the main city the two main attractions are Wat Banan, one of the best preserved Angkorian temples around Battambang, and Phnom Sampeu, the sacred mountain and killing caves used by the Khmer Rouge.  

Battambang is also well known for being the leading rice producing province in Cambodia.


Useful info

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Best time to travel

The best time to travel would be during the dry season of October to March, avoiding the monsoon season of June to September. Temperatures remain fairly constant year round.

Fly to

Phnom Penh or Siem Reap via Bangkok

flying time

12 hours and 30 minutes

time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Visas

Issued on arrival

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Luxury Small Group Journeys - Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat 2017

Nights: 12 | from £5,765pp

Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat, visiting Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Angkor Wat And Bangkok. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Life along the Mekong

Nights: 15 | from £7,470pp

A comprehensive tour that follows the Mekong River, taking in key landmarks and world-famous temples, but which also offers an intriguing insight into... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Cruising the Mekong: Siam, Saigon & Angkor Wat

Nights: 15 | from £5,525pp

Discover Angkor Wat with an expert local guide, cruise for seven nights on an exclusive charter along the Mekong River to experience its varied cultures,... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Indochina In-depth

Nights: 23 | from £4,980pp

A spell-binding 23-night tour of Indochina which showcases the major highlights of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam by water, land and air. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Cambodia and Vietnam

Nights: 7 | from £5,545pp

Discover the intoxicating heritage of Cambodia and Vietnam, from the jaw-dropping temples of Angkor to the timeless riverside villages of the Mekong Delta... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Bambu Boutique Hotel

A short distance from central Battambang, this charming boutique hotel has just 16 rooms. The hotel combines the best in the local Khmer and French colonial... Find out more

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