Battambang Being the second largest city in the country and at the same time, having an incredible relaxed atmosphere, Battambang is a bit of a unique mix. On one hand, its countryside vibe brought by its status as an agricultural center, on the other hand, the birth place of many Read more…
Being the second most populous city in the kingdom, Battambang is filled with activities and things to see while, even considering its size, maintaining a somehow laid-back and slow lifestyle. Interesting architecture, cool cafés, a small but competent art scene and lots of attractions in its surroundings, many are the reasons to come northwest to explore Battambang!
Traveler Review: Battambang to Siem Reap by Mekong Express VIP bus
Most travelers who enter Cambodia from Thailand by bus will cross the border at Poipet. Once on this route, the first stop on the tourist circuit is Battambang, Cambodia’s second largest city. Battambang is a sleepy city set on the banks of the Sangker River. It is famous for its French Colonial architecture, mountaintop temples and as being the place where tourists in Cambodia can ride the bamboo train, called the Norry locally. It is also less than 100km away from Siem Reap and the world famous Angkor Wat.