wherever i lay my hat

wherever i lay my hat

wherever i lay my hat

I took more pictures in Battambang than anywhere else we visited; I found it a city of texture, and colour, and grit.

This is not, however, where we spent the nights. :-)

Taken on: 17th February, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See :lynn:'s page of Flickr

Read more about Battambang

Battambang province lies in the far western region of Cambodia; bounded to the west by Thailand, the south by the Cardamom Mountains, the east by the Tonle Sap Lake and Pursat, and to the north by Banteay Meanchey province. The landscape, often picturesque and highly varied in this large province, morphs from vast marshes and wetlands around the lake's rim into extensive rice paddies dotted with limestone outcrops and then rolling orchard-blanketed hills around the Pailin enclave, before finishing with rugged forest-clad slopes abutting the southern mountain ranges. Battambang is home to the kingdom's best farming land and the provincial capital was traditionally a wealthy trading town as well as being the second largest city of the kingdom.

'Bourgeois' Battambang with its large ethnic Chinese population suffered greatly during the Khmer Rouge era. With nearby Pailin being one ... Read our complete Battambang travel guide

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Riding the Bamboo Train in Battambang, Cambodia Sunrise over Battambang. Working on a weaving loom. Schoolgirls on a motorbike. Banana drying in the sun. Rice paper drying in the sun. Floating house in Battanbang. Two-wheel tractor and trailer. Cleaning up the bamboo container. Fish drying in the sun. Cooking sweet rice in bamboo. Bridge over the river in Battambang. Workers at the fish sauce factory. Fish drying in the sun. The fish sauce factory in Battambang. The kranhoung stick king statue in Battanbang. Battambang Winery. Grapes from the Phnom Banom Winery. Traffic in Battambang town. Vishnu statue in Battambang town. Psar Nat market in Battambang. The Kranhoung stick king statue in Battambang. French architecture in Battambang. The Psar Nat market in Battambang. no yesterdays on the road it follows Colourful scarves at a Battambang stall, Cambodia Are we there yet? #2 TonleSap-Cambodia-2065 Bananaman TonleSap-Cambodia-2132 TonleSap-Cambodia-2113 Life on the water #2 Clear roads ahead Life on the water #1 Are we there yet? #1 Bamboo Train #7 Bamboo Train #6 Bamboo Train #5 Bamboo Train #4 Battambang-1659 Saffron Vision Riding with Monkey Abandoned Train Station #6 Abandoned Train Station #5 Abandoned Train Station #2 Pepsi Factory #3 La Villa Pepsi Factory #1