Once travel to the northwest of Cambodia, Battambang is a place you should visit. Known as a second biggest city of Cambodia, Battambang is also famous for its beautiful things to see. It’s an old city which is founded in the 11th century with the legend of the Kranhoung Stick King so Battambang means loss of stick. Nowaday, this city attract many tourists come to discover. Here are list of wonderful things to do: Indochina tours Cambodia
- Wat Banan Temple
Wat Banan Temple is an incredible temple from 25km to the south of Battambang which is one of the 900 years old temples with great stone carving. It also looks similar to the temples in Siem Riep. If you want to challenge yourself with high climbing, it is a worth exercise. You must climb up over 200 stairs to see the temple. Don’t forget bringing water because it is certainly tired but the view on top is great and worthwhile.
You will be taken to the different world like the old era with the exotic ancient. You can take a short rest and have lunch in a coffee shop near the entrance of temple, it’s delicious. Cambodia travel packages
- Sammaki Art space
Sammaki Art space is really such talent in Battambang which is considered as an Art city in Cambodia. If you want to discover the cultural as well as art of Cambodia, you should visit this place. There are beautiful and interesting portrayals of local life. Besides, Sammaki is a place where young, committed and interesting people gathering. Especially, this is run by local artists themselves. Take your time and if you don’t buy art, find a way to support them. It will be a highlight experience in your trip.
- White elephant Pagoda
You will see an old charming pagoda in Battambang which is on the opposite side of the river. They usually called White elephant Pagoda. As its name, there is a white elephant in at the entrance. This elephant is a nice way the Buddhist life with colorful paintings and sculptures. It also has some interesting buildings and wonderful pictures to see. Especially, the paintings with lot of details under the ceiling are very nice.
A lots of monks surround are interesting itself but the activities with the Buddhist monks was fascinating. You will have chance to watch an English class occur full of saffron robed monks, monks washing and cleaning, just their day to day activity. It was so serene and shows how materialistic we have become and yet never seem to be happy as we have to accumulate objects.
Battambang is a riverside town, home to some of the best-preserved, French colonial architecture in Cambodia.