Are you looking for the best tips for traveling to Battambang? Awesome, Battambang is a very laid-back town and we’re sure you gonna love it. Read about our highlights and travel tips in the following article.

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Bike tour with Soksabike

Highly recommended! We went on a half-day-tour and explored Battambang’s countryside. We visited families and their factories and learned a lot about the Cambodian way of living. The tour starts at a small coffee shop called Kinyei where delicious coffee is served. Don’t miss this tour with Soksabike!

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Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus

We enjoyed our visit at this circus a lot. It’s run by a non-profit organization which helps young people. Children and young people are trained in various disciplines like juggling, acrobatics and dancing. There are public shows a few times a week. Don’t miss to visit one of them! The entrance fee is about 14 dollars.

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Bamboo Train

No insiders’ tip but still great: a ride with the famous Bamboo Train. Years ago, the train was used to transport goods and livestock. Today, it’s rather a tourist attraction and a good possibility for the locals to make money. The train only runs 7 kilometers to a nearby village. The problem is that it runs on a single-track, thus one car needs to be quickly disassembled so that the other car can pass. The journey takes 20 minutes each way and costs 5 dollars.

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Hotel tip: Phka Villa

Phka Villa was definitely one of the most beautiful hotels during our trip across Cambodia. There are several bungalows, all beautifully decorated. There is a pool and the à la carte breakfast is delicious. The staff is extraordinarily welcoming. We would definitely come back.

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Are you looking for a suitable itinerary? Read about our three-week-itinerary across Cambodia in this article.


Have you ever been to Battambang? Tell us about your highlights or tips! We are looking forward to your comments!