Beautiful Battambang

Long time ago when I went to Cambodia, I spent a whole day vacation in Battambang, a nice city in north-western Cambodia. The city was quite charming because of its colonial heritage buildings, city parks decorated with various art statues and also beautiful temples. Also, the atmosphere of the city was quieter than Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. The mix of those, made my stay in Battambang more interesting.

Battambang's Riverside

Battambang’s Riverside

This quiet city was beautified by the Sangkae River, a tranquil small body of water that winds its way picturesquely through Battambang Province. And enjoy the city that was decorated with a mix of Cambodia and French Colonial style of architecture and culture. is a notable aspect of the city, with some of the best-preserved examples in the country. It’s worth to stroll down in the morning.

A Nice Building

A Nice Building – National Bank of Cambodia


The Governor Residence - Battambang

The Governor Residence – Battambang

As a city that is away from the tourist crowds but easily accessible, -by bus or minivan from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh for around US $ 12-, road trips to Battambang are filled with typical Cambodian countryside views. Even during high tide in the rainy season, there is another transportation from Siem Reap to Battambang that is interesting to try. It’s boating across the biggest lake in Cambodia, Tonle Sap lake. Perhaps next time I visit Cambodia, I will try this one!

Honestly, I love the atmosphere of its morning. I walked along the small river and found many nice things. Wonderful park with less people, it’s quiet and have cool breeze. It’s like heaven on earth!

The Park in the morning

The Park in the morning

A Nice Pedestrian

A Nice Pedestrian

Pedestrian at Riverside

Pedestrian at Riverside

And this picture below is the icon of the city of Battambang. It looks superb during night time with dimmed-light indirectly into the statue, giving a mysterious impression as a symbol of the city.

Neak Ta Dambang Kragnoung at midday

Neak Ta Dambang Kragnoung at midday

I love Battambang, one day perhaps I will return to this beautiful city. There is always something to see there, because Cambodia is not always about Angkor Wat…

Have you been to Battambang?

This post was written in response to the weekly challenge from Celina’s Blog, Srei’s Notes, Cerita Riyanti, and also A Rhyme In My Heart, -similar to the old Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress-, which is the 32nd week of 2020 has the theme of  City, so we are encouraged ourselves to write articles weekly. If you are interested to take part in this challenge, we welcome you… and of course we will be very happy!

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