Maps are free to download from their website. The true brilliance of the system is revealed when you meet a norry coming the other way and the drivers speedily de-assemble one norry so that they can pass. There has been talk of upgrading the railway, which would spell the end of the bamboo train, though the plan would be to relocate it within the area. Just outside of Battambang city, sitting snug between the rolling patchwork quilts of rice fields, are tiny villages of rickety traditional stilted houses, where enormous pigs languidly loll by the road and buffalo snooze beside curvaceous hay bales. A half-day trip tootling around the bumpy lanes by remork tuk-tuk or by bicycle tour Soksabike and Butterfly Bicycle Tours are two excellent Battambang tour operators is one of the best ways to understand Khmer local village life.
Battambang is Keepin it Real
8 Amazing Things To Do in Battambang, Cambodia - Wandering Stüs
Battambang is small and the center is easy to navigate by foot. If you want to venture farther afield, motodups are plentiful until after 8pm when you might consider hiring one for the duration of the evening to save the hassle of tracking one down on the dark and leafy outskirts. The city runs along both banks of the Sangker River north to south. The city center and pretty much everything you need is on the west bank. The only three numbered streets in the city run parallel to the river. These are the blindingly complicated Street 1 by the river , Street 2 the first parallel , and Street 3 the second parallel. All run from the two-lane crossroad near the post office and the Teo hotel to Phsar Nath the "Meeting Market".
Battambang: Cambodia's lesser-known city
Apr 18, Cambodia , Travel Destinations 14 comments. Taking a local taxi boat from Siem Reap to Battambang is one of my favorite things I did in Cambodia. The boat is cramped, hot, uncomfortable, and during the dry season can take up to ten hours, but the scenery and the kind people you pass more than make up for it. Most hotels and tour desks will arrange the booking, which includes pickup from your hotel in Siem Reap. It may have cost me more and taken twice as long as the bus, but I would do this trip again in a heartbeat.
Home to the famous bamboo train and colonial architecture, Battambang is a gem that is often skipped by many tourists. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Battambang, Cambodia! Battambang is located in Battambang Province in the northwestern section of Cambodia. Founded in the 11th century and nestled along the Sangkae River, this city is a one-of-a-kind place in Cambodia. When visiting Battambang, we recommend spending at least two days in the area.