Battambang lies in the heart of the Northwestern Cambodia and is one of the Cambodia’s most popular tourist destinations due to the many nearby ancient temples, Buddhist shrines and the infamous bamboo railway. This is a nice and picturesque city with location closed to the tranquil and small Sangker River. Below are 3 places for what to see in Battambang you should not miss in any your trip to this city. Tours Indochina Cambodia
- Barseat Temple
Being one of the best things for what to see in Battambang, Barseat temple is located on a hill at Ba Set village, Ta Pun commune in 15 kilometer distance from the provincial town. It was built during the reign of King, Soriyak Varman I (1002-1050), thus adapts the architecture of 11th century.
Next to the temple, there is a pond with the length of 20 meters, width of 12 meters and depth of 10 meters. The pond is never dried even in the dry season and the water lever is higher than usual in the rainy season. Travel to Cambodia
- Battambang Museum
Battambang Museum is relatively small but well worth thing for what to see in Battambang. The museum offers an excellent display of sculptures and sandstone carvings, mostly items that have been removed from Cambodia’s various temples.
Besides the museum, there is an exhibition area that often includes interesting displays featuring local agricultural and fishing practices, legends and folk tales. Part of the fun is in actually trying to find the key holder and gain access.
- The cultural village of Watkor
The cultural village of Watkor is located along the Sanker River only 2 km south of Battambang central market, Phsar Nath and is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. The village comprises of many wooden houses dating from about 100 years ago, along with tools and other artifacts used in daily life at that time, such as a rice mill and an ox-cart.
The local and their family are friendly and happy to take you around explaining the history of their homes and sharing stories out of their lives with you. Getting around in all villages is a great way to explore the Khmer’s life and culture.
With many impressive attractions, Battambang is always one of tourist destinations which attract a large number of tourists in Cambodia. Specially, you should not miss chance to visit and explore top 3 places for what to see in Battambang in any your trip. These places will bring you many wonderful and unforgettable experiences in Battambang.