Battombang City Tour
After breakfast at 8 :00 am you will be welcome by our driver will bring you to visit such as :
Wat Ek Phnom ( is an angkorian temple located on the left bank of the Sangkae river ) near the Peam Aek spot approximately 13 km north of the city of Battombang in northwestern Cambodia. It is a Hindu temple built in the 11th century under the rule of king Suryavarman I. Although partly collapsed and looted it is famous for its well-carved lintels and pediments.
Baset Temple ( was built in the 11th century temple ) built by king Suryavarman I from 1002-1050 on high ground near Baset village TaPon commune, Sangke district. Baset temple built of laterite and sandstone, the temple is stylistically Klaing temple. Nearby the temple is beautiful ancient ponds with meters width 20 meters length and about 10 meters deep, which round stairs made laterite and provide fully of water all year round. The temple located is about 15 km from Battombang town.
Banan Temple ( Phnom Banan is a mountaintop mid 11th century ) Angkorian -era ruin consisting of five prasats towers arranged in the quincunx ( five-pointed )form reminiscent of Angkor Wat. The temple was built by khmer ruler Udayadityavarman II, son of Suryavarman I, the king who built the temple at Ek Phnom. Several lintel carvings are in good condition. The mountaintop is a peacful location with a sweeping view of the surrounding area.
Break for lunch at local restaurant in Banan temple erea. After having lunch you will continue to visit
Phnom Sampov is a striking limestone mountain located on the road to Pailin about 12 km from Battombang . Like Wat Banan there are a series of steps leading up the mountain although an easier route up is on the back of Motorbike via a new road . On the top of the hill is a Wat and many stupas along with various shrines and grottos . During the khmer rouge period the mountain was used as a place to killed enemies of the regime and in wat are known as the killing cave there is memorial to these victims. Also on the mountain are two rusting artillery pieces which were used by the Cambodian government and their Vietnamese allies in the fight against the khmer rouge which ended in 1996. Although Phnom Sampov has a tragic past it is also a pleasant place to visit. The panoramic views from the top are truly breathtaking and there are a variety of food and dring stalls at the base of the mountain making it great place to while a way the hours . Every evening at the nighfall thousands of bats make their way out of caves in the hillside to feed before returning at dawn. This natural phenomon really is a must see for the visitor.
Battambang is Cambodia’s second-largest city and the capital of Battambang Province, which was founded in the 11th century. It is the former capital of Monton Kmer and lies in the heart of the Northwest of Cambodia. Until the war years, in which almost every infrastructure was destructed it was the leading rice-producing province of the country.
The name Battambang or Batdambang, literally means “loss of stick” referring to a legend of the Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung (Kranhoung Stick King). The population is nowadays around 250,000 people . It’s a riverside town, home to some of the best-preserved, French colonial architecture in the country.
Until recently Battambang was off the map for road travellers, but facilities have recently been improved and it makes a great base for visiting the nearby temples, such as Phnom Banon and Wat Ek Phnom, as well as the closedby villages.
It’s a secondary hub on the overland route between Thailand and Vietnam, and if the National Highway No 6 from Poipet to Siem Reap is ever upgraded it’ll become an even smaller hub. The network of charming old French shop houses clustered along the riverbank is the real highlight here, and there are a number of Wats scattered around the town.
The small museum has a collection of Angkorian-era artifacts, and beyond the town there’s a number of hilltop temples, yet more Wats and a pretty large lake. One of the more famous hills is Phnom Sampeau (Ship Hill) with the notorious killing caves.
Battambang did not give way to the Khmer Rouge movement after the fall of Phnom Penh, but it?s been in the centre of the ongoing government Khmer Rouge conflict ever since the Vietnamese invasion in 1979 pushed the genocidal regime out of Phnom Penh and to the Northwest. Until the surrender deal of Ieng Sary (Khmer Rouge number three man based in Pailin),Battambang was the Khmer Rouge stronghold in the region.
In the earlier history Battambang flip-flopped back and forth between Thailand (called Siam before their 20th-century renaming) and Cambodia. It’s been a part of Thailand most of the time since the 15th century, with Cambodia regaining control (more specifically due the French) in 1907. The Thais grabbed it again, with Japanese assistance, in 1941 and kept the region in their camp until the World War II years in 1947.
The Allied Forces helped persuade the Thais that the region was originally part of ancient Cambodia and the world community would not take kindly to the Thais holding onto it further. Like the rest of the Northwest, there is still a lot of Thai influence apparent. The main currency is still the Thai Baht and many people are able to converse in Thai. But the area is very Khmer, with ancient Khmer ruins scattered around, and even the ways of life are much more similar to the rest of Cambodia than to Thailand.
Battambang city is a peaceful and pleasant place these days. The main parts of the city are situated closed to the Sangker River, a tranquil, small body of water that winds its way through Battambang Province. It is a nice, picturesque setting. As with much of Cambodia, the French architecture is an attractive bonus of the city.
– Taxi tour in Battombang province is 55 USD in per day.
– Taxi transfer from Battombang to Phnom Penh city is 85 USD for one way with a/c car 1-4 seats and speaking English driver.
– Taxi transfer from Battombang to Siem Reap Angkor is 69 USD for one way with a/c car 1-4 seats and speaking English driver.
– Special day as : khmer New Year , Phchum Ben day , National celebration day the price is alittle bit varies.