About Battambang

Battambang is a city on the Sangkae River in northwestern Cambodia. It’s known for colonial buildings such as Sala Khaet, the former Governor’s Residence. Battambang Provincial Museum has artifacts from local Khmer temples. Nearby, Phare Ponleu Selpak is a circus and performing arts school for underprivileged children. North of the center is the ruins of Ek Phnom, an 11th-century pagoda with sandstone carvings. West of town, Banan is a hilltop temple with 5 towers, dating from the Angkor period. The mountain temple complex Phnom Sampeau has far-reaching views. Caves within the mountain contain Buddhist shrines and were used by the Khmer Rouge regime as killing caves. Farther west, Kamping Puoy reservoir was built by prisoners of the Khmer Rouge and is now a popular picnic area. The “bamboo train," a small bamboo platform on wheels, runs on a stretch of a narrow-gauge railway line between Battambang and nearby villages, transporting people and goods.
Wat Ek Phnom

Wat Ek Phnom is an Angkorian temple located on the left side of the Sangkae River at the small creek of Prek Daun Taev northwest of the G Peam Aek spot approximately 9 km north of the city of Battambang in north western Cambodia. It is a Hindu temple built in the 11th century under the rule of King Suryavarman I.
Battambang Provincial Museum

Battambang Provincial Museum is a museum in Kamkor village, It houses a notable pre and Angkorian collection of pottery, statuary, and musical instruments.
Best Time To Visit Battambang

The best time to visit Banteay Srei is in the early morning or late afternoon. The place is open and there is little shade from the heat of the day.

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