Things to do in Battambang

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  • Rachel S
    Panama City Beach, FL8 contributions
    I have never seen anything like this. It’s the most magical place to be at sunset. To watch millions of bats fly out of a cave. I would go every night if I had the chance.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Jaiden J
    2 contributions
    More than just a gallery. The work the gallery does for children in the community is amazing. Many travellers see a $2 entry fee and turn away. However, the fee goes directly to supporting the most in need children in the community. Please make time for a visit, the gallery is worth much more then a $2 entry fee.
    Written 19 January 2024
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  • Aneta P
    1 contribution
    Amazing place created by lovely people! Great cafe and food. We recommend go to gallery to see artists works - sculpture and painting. The idea of place is heartbreaking and you can send money not only for food but for support local community!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada418 contributions
    There are over 300 steep steps up to see these five temples. They were built in the 11th century and are in various states of disrepair. We found it very interesting. We have not been to Siem Reap yet where the ruins are supposedly more impressive. I am glad that we went but once I pave seen it I don’t need to do it again. I would recommend going here if you haven’t been before
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • Greenclifflady
    West Yorkshire, UK267 contributions
    We saw this as part of a wider tour and it's worth a visit as it's part of the story of the region. It's as old as Angkor Wat, but not as well preserved although there is work going on to restore parts of the building.
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Lisa M
    Missoula, MT862 contributions
    The little monkeys and their namesakes are the main attraction. Totally rap scallion and love to eat your food, but they are so cute you forgive them. Lots of walking. Water available for 25 cents at the top.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • GadAboutThePlanet
    London, UK99 contributions
    Would i do it again? Perhaps not. Am i glad i did it? Absolutely.

    So, there you have it. It's not straight forward. We were not on a boat that looks like the first pic here so i suggest you scroll through as i think many aren't. Ours was much smaller, had two benches either side which everyone sat on, facing each other. Cramped and one tiny toilet right by the very very very well used engine.

    It WAS, however, an incredible experience. We tend to stay in homestays or small hotels/guesthouses, we travel overland where we can, we eat street food over restaurants (always local food) etc. So, if you're not that type, then perhaps this isn't for you. There were no life jackets or any safety of any kind (but this is SE Asia). That's fine once you clear the lake but there is a couple of hours on the lake where you see noone else and one can feel vulnerable (we did for a bit). But then you meet other travellers and have a laugh, you see the most wonderful floating villages up close and personal (we had to stop several times to fix the engine after running aground before hitting the lake proper) and it takes forever, as others suggest. We brought supplies. You should bring supplies as there is just one stop where you can buy food and this can take hours to get to. Bring toilet paper too, of course.

    The photo opportunities are amazing (homes, villages, birds and people). You can climb up onto the roof, which we did early in the journey after leaving the main lake, and chill there for hours, which we did (it's super hot but there's a breeze). Bring suncream of course as there's absolutely no shade up there.

    Also worth noting that there were people of most ages (older couples, families etc - no young kids though) and people generally seemed to enjoy it. Our was around 8-9 hours in total.

    Finally, the destination in Battambang (as of Jan 2020) is some way out of town (five mins by tuk tuk) but you must expect to be dropped off on the riverbank and be crowded immediately with tuk tuk drivers with whom you must negotiate (unless you'd pre booked a hotel transfer). Not a problem though and it's cheap in the scheme of things. Don't bother haggling too hard or you'll be left there!

    So, just be prepared for a wee bit of discomfort but you will be rewarded with plenty of stories to tell, lots of smiles and some great memories.
    Written 24 May 2020
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  • Nicole H
    New Orleans, LA86 contributions
    Excellent experience of a traditional, well-preserved Khmer house. Built in 1920, it was spared in the wars thankfully and has some beautiful furniture. Mrs. Bun Roeung sadly recently passed away, but her niece is deightful and gives an excellent tour. It is only $2 per person and well worth the stop. She also sells some nice and well-priced souvenirs.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • Louisa N
    3 contributions
    It was great experience from start to finish. They taught us lots of things and when its done, you don't even realised 2.5 hours has gone just like that .. too much fun.

    I would recommend to buy the whole package which also include the boat tour to the lotus farm and take the tour in the morning. Afternoon can be quite hot as you'll be on a boat without shade for an hour.

    Pictures on IG: gil_zsa
    Written 20 November 2023
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  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada418 contributions
    This was a really well done explanation of the Khmer Rouge atrocities in Cambodia. It is much smaller than the killing fields in Phnom Penh but does a very good job of telling the story. The whole visit only lasted about 40 minutes but it is good not to forget what happened
    Written 8 February 2024
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  • Nicole H
    New Orleans, LA86 contributions
    Very well-done gallery of history and art. The stained glass windows are a must-see. Call ahead so they know you are coming (we showed up unannounced on Christmas Day and disturbed a day of cleaning since they had no bookings that day). We were still able to see a lof of the galleries.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • kleeottorogers
    Vancouver, Canada230 contributions
    Must visit in Battambang, beautiful Baha’i’ temple, located about 10 minutes out of Battambang in a beautiful race field setting, staff at the temple were wonderful when I was there, we ended up visiting for two hours
    Written 3 January 2023
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