6 reasons to visit Battambang, Cambodia

It is not a coincidence that Battambang has long been voted as one of the must-visit destinations in Cambodia. After having a chance to visit this unique city, I found out that there are at least 6 reasons below:

1. Wonderful restaurants

It is easy to find best natural foods of Cambodia in the city of Battambang and in order to satisfy all diversified dietary needs of foreign travellers, the system of restaurants in the city have been well developed. Walking around the streets in Battambang, you can easily find yourself local restaurants with very cheap prices or quiet cafes or even restaurants specializing in Western cuisines. Visit Battambang with Indochina tours Cambodia

It is easy to find a good restaurant in Battambang

It is easy to find a good restaurant in Battambang

2. An ideal destination for discovering by bike

Some rural areas around Battambang are great places for carrying out a discovering trip by bike. Small bumpy paths here will lead you through lovely villages and peaceful quiet temples. Travellers might have to overcome muddy roads but after that, beautiful green rice fields will make you want to stay as long as possible

Countryside around Battambang is great place for a discovering trip by bike

Countryside around Battambang is great place for a discovering trip by bike

3. Kayaking – an interesting experience in Battambang

Discovering local floating villages by kayak has long been considered as a should-definitely-try experience in the city of Battambang. You can hire a kayak for your haft day excursion, starting from Ksach Poy village – a small floating village in on the outskirts of Battambang. Travellers often kayak along the river of Stung Sangke before return to the city. Tours in Cambodia

Travellers are discovering Ksach Poy floating village by kayak

Travellers are discovering Ksach Poy floating village by kayak

4. An attractive destination for those who love history

A trip to Battambang city will not be perfect if you do not visit Sampeau Hill where there are historic Killing Caves. In the past, the brutal Khmer Rouge forces used this place to keep thousands of bodies of innocent victims of war. A visit to Sampeau Hill is a trip to the past, a chance for travellers to feel clearly great losses because of the war

 Killing Caves on Sampeau Hill, Battambang

Killing Caves on Sampeau Hill, Battambang

5. You can learn how to cook local dishes in cooking classes

If you are interested in learning how to make Cambodian unique dishes, Battambang is right place to come. Smoking Pot Restaurant where has offered cooking classes for foreign travellers for 14 years is a great tourist attraction for those who love discovering Cambodian special cuisine

Battambang - right place for learning how to make Cambodian unique dishes

Battambang – right place for learning how to make Cambodian unique dishes

6. Norris, a unique means of transport found only in Battambang

Norris which travellers often call bamboo train by is the main means of transport in Battambang as it is not only fast but also very cheap. Almost every traveller to Battambang all agree that the bamboo train itself was very cool, interesting to see local people taking it on and off the track, and also very nice to see the Battambang countryside

Norris, a unique means of transport found only in Battambang

Norris, a unique means of transport found only in Battambang

Now it is your turn to visit Battambang city and find out your own answer!

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