Battambang Provincial Museum

Battambang Provincial Museum

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Can’t get enough of Cambodia’s ancient relics? Battambang Museum offers an excellent display of sculptures and sandstone carvings, mostly items that have been removed from Cambodia’s various temples.

Travelfish says:
Easy to spot. Photo by: Nicky Sullivan.
Easy to spot. Photo: Nicky Sullivan

They also have temporary exhibitions—on forced transfers by the Khmer Rouge when we last visited—which can be very well done and informative.

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Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.

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