Wat Damrey Sar
A good example of the architectural merging of Thai Buddhist and Cambodian Buddhist wat architecture, Wat Damrey Sar (built in 1904)...
Head to Battambang’s East Bank to see the locals burning off the rice carbs doing aerobics, from about 6am to 7am and 5pm to 7pm daily....
On Battambang's east bank, Wat Kandal features interesting vihear (temple) paintings and wooden decorative carvings.
Here Be Dragons
Before there was the popular hostel, there was the popular bar Dragons. They haven't forgotten their roots. The bar frequently rumbles...
Riverside Night Market
Locals in the mood for good-value Khmer food flock to about a dozen neon-lit eateries across the street from the Battambang Museum.
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Battambang Museum information
This small and rather dusty museum displays a trove of fine Angkorian lintels and statuary from all over Battambang Province, including pieces from Prasat Banan and Sneng. Signs are in Khmer, English and French.
A mammoth museum enlargement and modernisation project was in the planning stages when we were last in town and may be well under way by the time you visit.