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Battambang Private Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

1. Battambang Private Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

Depart from your hotel early in the morning and head from Siem Reap to Battambang province. Begin your day with a sightseeing tour around the city of Battambang along the Steung Sangké river. Pass Battambang's gorgeous French colonial buildings on the way to Odam Bang village. From there, take a bamboo train through the region's rice paddies. This province is known as the country's “rice barn”, as it is the leading rice-producing province in Cambodia. After enjoying a picnic lunch, head to the pretty village of Wat Kor and the hilltop temples of Phnom Sampeau and Phnom Banan. The area's limestone hills are dissected by a number of caves, and some still contain unexpected reminders of Cambodia's horrific Khmer Rouge regime. Travel back along the Steung Sangké river and discover the region's tropical fruit orchards and vegetables planted along the fertile riverbanks of Steung Sangké river on the way back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

From Siem Reap: Battambang Highlights Day Tour

2. From Siem Reap: Battambang Highlights Day Tour

Discover Battambang, the provincial capital of Battambang province which is the second biggest town in Cambodia from Siem Reap. Enjoy very local, untouristed, provincial atmosphere. You will stroll around the city to visit: - Ek Phnom Temple from Angkorian Era - Rice Paper Local Factory - Psa Nat, the local market - The old colonial buildings of the Governor’s residence - Experience the famous bamboo train ride that will bring you through the countryside and local villages - Phnom Sompov (Sompov Mountain), sit back and relax to watch millions of bats leave the cave during the beautiful sunset.

From Siem Reap: Day Trip to Battambang and Temple Tour

3. From Siem Reap: Day Trip to Battambang and Temple Tour

At 7:00h a Euro Kymer guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the west of Siem Reap to the Sisophon district. The area is full of gorgeous of lakes and Kymer temples – the perfect opportunity for some photographs. We will continue to Battambang Province, the heart of Cambodia’s rice bowl. Its title gives it away. It’s the area where the Cambodia produces most of it’s rice, and it not unusual to see cattle driving carts of rice along its dusty mud tracks. At the Sompove Mountain you visit the Killing Cave. Again, its name gives it away. It was a place where hundreds of people were tortured and killed. At the top of Banon Mountain, your next stop, is the temple of Banon - a mid 11th century Angkorian-era ruin consisting of five Prasats arranged in the quincunx form reminiscent of Angkor Wat. Back in the town center, we will visit the Provincial Museum and Wat Kandal – a collection of ancient pagodas. We will arrive back in Siem Reap in the late evening.

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What people are saying about Battambang

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

phenomenally fabulous and Sambath + driver are THE best

This is what I posted on Trip Advisor: Sambath is most probably the best ambassador one could dream of to discover the beauty, history and friendliness of Cambodia, Buddhism and the Khmer people. This was our first full day in Siem Reap and before doing the Angkor tours we opted to visit the province of Battambang. The best choice ever: fabulous landscapes, incredibly interesting people (we met the owner of a VERY old house built under the French colonial rule... what a delight... a traditional family heirloom). And of course the temples with the unruly macaques and the chanting monks, and last but not least, the bamboo train. A magical day with Sam and the best driver with nerves of steel. What a way to kick off our 25th wedding anniversary. Thumps up from every hand on the multi-armed god! Thank you Sam for a Cambodian delight.

The full day trip offers full value for money. As a solo traveler it was safe and convenient to let me transport to the locations and benefit from an English speaking and knowledgeable guide. The day includes everything from the Killing Field location at the Temple to the fun experience with the Bamboo Train. Highly recommend!

Excellent tour with top notch guide

We spent a marvellous day with Sam our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and could answer any question we threw art him. His English is excellent and very easy to understand which is not always the case in Cambodia.

Fantastic guide and intriguing sites & activities

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and open about the history of the sites we visited, which included the killing caves, temples and a great local restaurant for lunch

Amazing!!!

So kind and such a fun tour exploring another side of Cambodia. Amazing market foods too!! Couldn't have asked for more :)