Battambang, located in northwestern Cambodia, contains the second most populous city in the country after Phnom Penh. The provincial capital, also Battambang, has always been a popular destination for its nearby ancient temples, French colonial architecture, and Buddhist shrines. Sitting on the Sangker River just south west of the Tonle Sap Lake, Battambang town is at the heart of Cambodia's 'rice bowl', and it maintains an untouched, bucolic feel. The streets are filled with remarkably well-preserved French colonial buildings alongside traditional Cambodian houses. The nearby countryside harbors old pagodas, Angkorian era ruins, caves, waterfalls, and Khmer Rouge period killing fields.
Trip to this destination will start early morning, departs for Battambang province with 170km for 2 and half hours’ drive through visa Banteay Mean Chey province, on the way there are many things to see such daily life of Khmer people and plenty huge of rice paddy. After arrived in Battambang around 10am, will take the city tour orientation along Steung Sangké River and the colonial buildings. Continue to Odam Bang village about 3km fromthe town. Upon arrival to Odam Bang village take the small train (Bamboo train) through the rice fields to the villages then return back to Odam Bang village by the same small train. The operation is subject to the approval of local authority.
After lunch will visit Wat Kor village where the old traditional houses aged between 80-100 years old still exist for the home of villagers. Continue to the striking hilltop temples of Phnom Sampeau & Phnom Banan, this massive limestone out crop is dissected by a number of caves some more accessible than others, with some containing unexpected reminders of Cambodia’s history.
Drive back to Battambang along Steng Sangké, area grows a variety of tropical fruits and after the rainy season farmers plant all kinds of vegetables along the fertile river banks,here you can learn about traditional agriculture. Drive you back to Siem Reap at the end of the day.
Note: This program can be flexible adopting your availabilities or mood, we open to your modification and customization.
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