Battambang is a city of Cambodia, is also a particular tourist attractions, but the majority of tourists do not know about this place. Does not own its unique structures of temples, shrines and historic as Angkor, Battambang express itself with friendly beauty, by the mix of harmony, balance and activeness come from the daily life of the people here. Battambang is located next to a peaceful river, landlocked, so it doesn’t have the advantage of sea tourism like other places in Cambodia. This beautiful city of Cambodia attracts visitors with distinctive character and the beauty of the classical French style. Walking around the narrow streets, visitors have the opportunity to see and enjoy the delicacies in the luxurious and gorgeous restaurant. These restaurants not only serve special dishes of Cambodia but also Western dishes too. Regarding prices, the price of the food is not too expensive help guests comfortably do their passion for food. In the cozy atmosphere, French music sound so soothing and melodious, bring romantic feeling of space no less than beautiful Western restaurant. Coming here, tourists definitely not miss exploring Battambang on a kayak, another common means in Battambang.

Wat Ek Phnom

Wat Ek Phnom is an ancient temple, located about 13 km from the center of Battambang. This temple was built in the Bayon period, has one of the quite unique construction of architecture. It is a prominent temple in Battambang, located beside a large lake and on a small hill. According to archaeologists, the Wat Ek Phnom built in the 11th century, under the reign of King Sorayak Varman Unfortunately, because of affected by looting and war, this temple only remain some Buddha statues, sculptures and wall surrounds ruined. This is where help guests discover a forgotten temple true when traveling Cambodia. The highlight of Ek Phnom is a 28 meters high Buddha statue. Beside are two rows of standing Buddha statues. Inside the temple, there are many carves of a tug-of-war, with the soldiers of both side are fighting. Especially, the soldiers on the left lost their heads to the enemy on the right. There have been many proposals to renovated or constructed the temple, but all of them were not allowed by the government because they said that would lose the history of the temple and also its timeless beauty.

Wat Tahm-rai-saw

Wat Tahm-rai-saw, also known as White Elephant Pagoda in Battambang, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Battambang. This temple is situated in the city center area, located in one of the most crowded districts of the city, an advantage make this temple one of the main attractions in Battambang . Wat Tahm-rai-saw is famous for its elaborate architectural structure. The most suitable time to visit the White Elephant Pagoda in Battambang is in the time of Khmer New Year festival held. During this time, the temple and the contiguous streets are decorated with various colorful details making it more beautiful. Visitors can take part in this important festival as well as enjoy the gorgeous and brilliant artistic sculptures, make it really an interesting visiting site in Cambodia. Beside of being a famous for its architecture, this destination is also a place known for its abundant entertainment options. Some of the specialties that are included in the entertainment options are classical dancing accompanied with traditional music. Wat Tahm-rai-saw is voted by tourists as one of the most important attraction in Cambodia.

Phnom Banan

With the architecture of middle 11th century and the end of 12th century, Phnom Banan was first built under the dynasty of King Ut Tak Yea Tit Tya Varman II and then was finally finished under the dynasty of King Jarvarman VII. The temple is located on the top of a mountain with the height of 400 meters at Kon Tey 2 commune, Ba Nan District, about 25 kilometers from the provincial town. This Angkorian temple is definitely worth for tourists to take a long journey to visit. At the top, there are beautiful views of the winding Sangker River among sugar palm trees, paddy fields and small villages of local people. Look to the south, tourists will contemplate a mountain range that has shape look like a crocodile. From the ground or the top, the temple itself is always beautiful. The architectures are pretty still intact, but unfortunately like many other Khmer temples, it is a victim of massive looting. However, there are many interesting works to admire.

Phnom Sampeou

Phnom Sampeou is a natural mountain, situated in Sampeou commune, Battambang, about 12 kilometers from Battambang city. On the top of a mountain with the height of 100 meters, there are a pagoda and three natural caves: Pasla, Lakhaon and Ak Sopheak. The name "Phnom Sampeou" means "Ship Mountain" because of its strange shape, reminds tourists of a ship. This legendary mountain contains a pagoda and three natural caves, along with Buddhist statues and temples: Pkasla, Lakhaon and Aksopheak. Phnom Sampeou rises from the fertile paddy fields in Southwestern Cambodia. Phnom Sampeou lies in the northern at the end of Damrei Mountains, which fall into the Gulf of Thailand in the south and connects to the Kravanh Mountains in the east. Phnom Sampeou lies in the northern at the end of Damrei Mountains, which fall into the Gulf of Thailand in the south and connects to the Kravanh Mountains in the east. Phnom Sampeou is formed from limestone and created many caves, and was an important base during the battle of the Khmer Rouge versus military forces in 1980s. Nowadays, Phnom Sampeou is one of the most popular tourism attractions for visitors when they are in Cambodia.

Sek Sork

Sek Sork is a natural resort in Cambodia, situated in Treng Commune, Rotanak Mondul District, about 50 kilometers from the center of the provincial town of Battambang to the southwest. It is one of many beautiful places in Battambang that traveler will like to explore. This is a natural resort which still remains its pristine beauty for a long time. It has a popular name as the Sek Sak Resort and this resort lies on the banks of a river. It is filled with lots of trees and green vegetation creating a beautiful scenic as paradise. Especially, Sek Sork, Battambang became a famous destination during the Civil War. In the region of Sek Sork, tourists will find a great amount of vegetation which consists of herbs, trees of various species and bamboo trees. The bamboo trees which are available in this area have a height of 500 meters, attracting many tourists. It is also an ideal place for people who have passion in adventures and exploring nature. Sek Sork is truly one of the most significant attractions of Battambang.

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