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Battambang- what's it all about?

Posted by spy on 30/1/2008 at 06:15

Hi, I am hoping to spend a couple of days in Battambang as part of my trip to Cambodia and wonder if any travelfishers have any hot tips for places to go, things to see, places to stay or places to eat?

I would like to see some of the countryside so any wee trips around Battambang?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 30/1/2008 at 14:09 admin

Have you seen our coverage on Bbang? There's lots of scope for trips into the surrounds and the town has no shortage of enterprising moto drivers who can cart you all over the place.

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Posted by spy on 30/1/2008 at 20:05

Thanks Sontam, as always lots of good information on the travelfish guides.

There is more than enough on the guide to keep us busy but I was just getting excited about this leg of our trip and was wondering if anyone had some advice on great food, places to stay or fun things to do in Battambang and around.

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Posted by annu75 on 1/2/2008 at 07:15

let me tell you one thing, battambang itself has absolutely nothing, besides of cambodia's dirt, there is this white rose cafe, which really has probably the best fruit shake you can have in the country. (i read this in lonely planet shoestring guide). i know that there are a couple of sights outside of the city, but as said the city itself is a big nothing! old colonial style houses that you can barely recognize because they are that run down...save the day and go to kep to relax a bit... have fun and good luck

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Posted by CunningMcFar on 2/2/2008 at 02:40

Exploring the countryside around Battambang with a good motoguide cannot be beat, one of the highlights of our time in Cambodia: temple ruins, all manner of interesting village trades in action (brick making, mushroom cultivation, rice paper, rice flour, etc...) nori rides, friendly folks....all very visually stunning, especially at the end of the rainy season

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Posted by spy on 27/2/2008 at 07:30

thanks folks, I appreciate the responses....no matter how divergent. I am a landscape advisor back home so I love countryside and all the trades that go with it. I appreciate that there is no single big attractions at Battambang but for me that is part of its appeal. So I guess I will suffer the dirt and follow the advice to get out and about and see some local sights!

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Posted by kristinholdo on 9/3/2008 at 15:43

the boat trip from battambang to siem reap can be a great experience... depending on the season the trip can be quite long (and sometimes the boat gets stuck), but the views you have of floating villages and stilt villages and mangrowe forests is really really beautiful, and i would call that an attraction itself. based on comments from our guests, this is one of the nicests tris you can take in cambodia (as in getting you from a-b)

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