BATTAMBANG TOUR ITINERARY
PICK UP FROM PHNOM PENH
3 DAY TOURS
DAY-1: PHNOM PENH – BATTAMBANG
Pick up from the hotel at 7:00am at lobby in PHNOM PENH
- 7:00am – 4:30pm (9h and 30mn): Driving to BATTAMBANG in 300km on the national street N5 (This street is under construction, there are a lot holes and bumpy, so we drive slowly by taking long time) (Included with the lunch time on the way)
- 4:30pm – 5:30pm (1h) : Check in at your HOTEL
- 5:30pm – 6:30pm (1h): VISIT : SANGKE RIVER SIDE AND DINNER.
DAY-2: BATTAMBANG TOUR
Pick up from the hotel at 8:00am , at lobby in BATTAMBANG.
- 8:00am – 8:30am (30mn): Drive to EK PHNOM in 9.2km on the street N:520.
- 8:30am – 9:30am (1h): VISIT: EK PHNOM TEMPLE – EK PHNOM BUDDIST MONISTERY – BIG BUDDHA STATUE
- 9:30am – 10:00am (30mn) : Drive to BAMBOO TRAIN in 13km on national street 1701, N:5 and N:716.
- 10:00am – 11:30am (1h and 30mn) : TAKE A RIDE BAMBOO TRAIN
- 11:30am – 11:45am (15mn) : Drive back to the CITY.
- 11:45am – 12:45pm (1h) : Break for lunch LUNCH
- 12:45pm – 1:45pm (1h) : VISIT: LOK TA DAM BONG KRU NGOUNG – FRENCE COLONAL BUILDING AND MARKETS.
- 1:45pm – 2:30pm (45mn) : Drive to BANAN in 21km on national street N:153 and N:154.
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm (1h) : VISIT: BANAN HILL AND TEMPLE.
- 3:30pm – 4:00pm (30mn) : Drive to PHNOM SAMPOV in 13km
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm (1h) : VISIT: PHNOM SAMPOV
- 5:00pm – 5:30pm (30mn) : REST AT THE RESTAURANT AT THE FOOT OF MOUNTAIN.
- 5:30pm – 6:30pm (1h) : SEE SUNSET AND BATS ARE FLYING FROM THE CAVE.
- 6:30pm – 7:00pm (30mn) : Drive BACK TO HOTEL
DAY-3: BATTAMBANG – BACK TO PHNOM PENH
Pick up from the hotel at 8:00am , at lobby in BATTAMBANG
- 8:00am – 5:30pm (9h and 30mn): Driving BACK TO PHNOM PENH in 300 km on the national street N:5 (This street is under construction, there are a lot holes and bumpy, so we drive slowly by taking long time) (Included with the lunch time on the way)
- DROP AT HOTEL IN PHNOM PENH END!
NOTED: WE ARE FLEXIBLE, WE DON’T LIMIT THE TIME FOR YOUR TRIP, WE ONLY SET ESTIMATED TIME BY FLOLLOWING OUR EXPERIANCE!
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PICKS UP FROM PHNOM PENH
Transportation by private Ac car and Mini Van
|Car Suv||Van 12 Seats||Van 15 Seats|
- 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)
BATTAMBANG : (Khmer: បាត់ដំបង, romanized: Bătdâmbâng, pronounced [ɓatɗɑmɓɑːŋ]) is the capital of Battambang Province and the third largest city in Cambodia. 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.The city is situated on the Sangkae River, a tranquil, small body of water that winds its way picturesquely through Battambang Province. As with much of Cambodia, French Colonial architecture is a notable aspect of the city, with some of the best-preserved examples in the country. Now the government and Ministry of Culture and Fine Art are preparing documents to nominate The Old Town of Battambang in the list of UNESCO world heritage site along with The Old Town of Kampot and The Old Town of Kratie.
|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 BUILDING|
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.
|BAMBOO TRAIN (LORRY RIDE)|
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.
|ANCIENT HOUSE OVER 100 YEARS|
That special place to visit in the city is different wooden ancient houses made from wood aged over 100 years (built in 1920), located just 5km south of Battambang City, along Stung Sangke river. The house is surrounded by big trees, fruit tress and flowers. In the present day, there are ancient houses around Cambodia, such as in provinces that lie along the Mekong river, Battambang province, and Siem Reap province and the ones in Siem Reap has best conditions. These houses are living proof for the next generation.
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 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 AT PHNOM SAMPOV AND 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.