BATTAMBANG ATTRACTION TOURS
PICK UP FROM SIEM REAP
1-DAY (This trip is possible to do, but not recommended)
In the morning at 6:00am we will pick up from the lobby in Siem Reap, then we are going to drive to BATTAMBANG, it will take around 3 to 4 hours (depends on traffic) in 210km on the smooth street N5 , break for lunch then heading to Around the city – Ta Dumbong Kro Aung Statue – Bamboo train – Banan temple – Phnom Sam Pov and see sunset with million bats are flying from cave, after that we drive directly back to Siem Reap around 9 to 10:00pm reach to your hotel.
DAY-1: (Recommended for two days)
We will pick you up from the lobby at 8:00 am in Siem Reap, then we are going to drive to BATTAMBANG, we will take around 3 to 4 hours (depends on traffic) in 210km on the smooth street N5 , break for lunch then heading to – Banan temple – Phnom Sam Pov and see sunset with million bats are flying from cave, back to hotel and sleep. (Book hotel by your own)
We will pick you up from the lobby at 8:00 am, then we bring you to take Bamboo train, French colonial buildings, Ta Dumbong Kro Aung Statue – Ek Phnom, Back to Siem Reap
|Ta Dumbong Kro Aung Statue|
Ta Dumbong Kro Aung Statue ( Black man Statue ) Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is the leading rice-producing province of the country. For nearly 100 years it was a major commercial hub and provincial capital of Siamese province of Inner Cambodia (1795-1907), though it was always populated by Khmer, with some ethnic Vietnamese, Lao, Thai and Chinese. Battambang remains the hub of Cambodia’s northwest, connecting the region with Phnom Penh and Thailand.
|French colonial buildings|
Battambang displays an interesting collection of French colonial Architecture, mostly decadent shophouses and apartment buildings, dating back to the French colonial era of the 19th and early 20th century. The Colonial Architecture heritage is a main characteristic of the city center, located on the West riverbank.
Cambodia’s bamboo train”. The trains ran at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph) on the metre gauge tracks around Battambang and Poipet. A scheduled service ran by the Government also operates, but is slower at 30 km/h around 18 mph. The rest of the network, originally built by the French colonial government, is largely abandoned, after the Khmer Rouge regime effectively shut it down. In 2006 the BBC reported that there was only one scheduled service a week and it ran at not much more than walking pace.
Wat Ek Phnom is 11km from Battambang?s ferry landing by the shortest route and 21km if you go via the Pepsi plant and Pheam Ek. Combining both makes for a nice 32km circuit.This is an older Hindu temple next to a more modern one and a mostly finished Buddha. This is a unique opportunity to see, touch and feel an old 10th century temple. Beautiful more contemporary temple on the same grounds is worth a look too for the intricate craftsmanship of carvings and paintings.
Wat Banan temple away from Battambang city about 25km. It’s a 358-stone-step climb up Phnom Banan to reach Prasat Banan, but the incredible views across surrounding countryside from the top are worth it. Udayadityavarman II, son of Suryavarman I, built Prasat Banan in the 11th century; some locals claim the five-tower layout here was the inspiration for Angkor Wat, although this seems optimistic.
|Phnom Sam Pov|
Phnom Sampov is a natural site located along National Road 57 in Sampeou Commune, Battambang district, about 12Kilometers of Battambang city. Atop a 100-meter-high mountain stands a pagoda and threee natural caves: Pkasla, Lakhaon and Aksopheak. Pkasla cave is full of uprooted stones and is considered important because it is where Phnom Sampeou residents come to celebrate after a marriage. Next to Phnom Sampeou are several important mountain clusters, including Phnom Kdaong, Phnom Krapeu(The Crocodile Mountain), Phnom Trung Moan, Phnom Trung Teat and Phnom Neang Romsay Sok. All are related to the Khmer Folktale titled Reachkol Neang Romsay Sok.
|Sunset with bats|
The Bat Cave shows an amazing spectacle at around 5 pm each day – thousands of bats leave their cave as dusk falls, begining their nocturnal hunting. A black streak stretched among the sky, vibrating with sound waves, before dispersing on the horizon illuminated by starlight. A steady stream flying out for around 45 minutes then back to their caves.
Visitors usually combine the Bat Cave’s observation to climbing to the top of Phnom Sampeau where houses a temple, thr trip seems as backing to the past to understand and feel the loss of Cambodians under Khmer Rouge army.
SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG TOUR PRICE
- Driver food and accommodation
- Parking fees/ tolls
- Cool waters and towels
- All entrance fees pay by your own account
- Your meals and hotel pay by your own account
- English speaking tour guide (if you need professional English tour guide please inform to us we will arrange with driver for you)
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