Just like many other places in East Asia, Cambodia existed for some time under French colonial rule, which changed many facets of the country’s infrastructure. People still debate over whether the continuing effects of this period were overly beneficial, but the boom in national railways has undoubtedly made a huge improvement to Khmer quality of life. After the terrible damage done to rural settlements during the Khmer Rouge regime, improvised bamboo trains, colloquially known as “norries”, were essential in the period of reconstruction. This city tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as a ride on a norry.
• 4 hours
The tour takes two days and one night. It is a good opportunity to see another province and get to know Cambodia better. The Battambang province is known for its production of rice as well as other local industries. This tour takes you on a fun and adventurous bamboo train ride along an old railway track where you will see very nice rice fields, local villages, traditional Khmer houses and so on. Also you will visit a local factory and learn about the method of making jars, rice paper and spring rolls. This tour includes driver, with additional guide services available for a fee, please select the appropriate tour option for your traveling needs.
• 2 days
We could pick up you from airport and drive you directly to Battambang or pick up from any hotel in Siem Reap or other areas in Siem Reap and drive you to Battambang privately.
• 4 hours
This tour is offered by Visit.org, the world's leading platform for social impact travel experiences. Revenue from this experience will be reinvested in our local partner org Soksabike, which aims to provide travelers with an insightful experience through a cultural heritage tour with visits to local Cambodian businesses led by a knowledgeable local guide in the spirit of sound responsible tourism practices. Take a bike tour in Cambodia's most diverse city and help support community programs to raise living standards. Explore a traditional Cambodian fishing village. Taste the fragrant flavor of bamboo sticky rice while chatting with locals.
• 5 hours
Battambang, located in northwestern Cambodia, contains the second most populous city in the country after Phnom Penh. The provincial capital, also Battambang, has always been a popular destination for its nearby ancient temples, French colonial architecture, and Buddhist shrines. Sitting on the Sangker River just south west of the Tonle Sap Lake, Battambang town is at the heart of Cambodia’s ‘rice bowl’, and it maintains an untouched, bucolic feel. The streets are filled with remarkably well-preserved French colonial buildings alongside traditional Cambodian houses. The nearby countryside harbors old pagodas, Angkorian era ruins, caves, waterfalls, and Khmer Rouge period killing fields.
• 6 hours
With our guide, you will spend your day exploring the beautiful countryside around Battambang on a bicycle. Weave along the river road while visiting Cambodian families who produce traditional products (such as rice paper and bamboo sticky rice), made in the same way they have been for generations. You will learn first hand about every day life in Cambodia from the families you visit and from our amazing local guides. Highlights: Meet families that make traditional products such as rice paper, dried banana, bamboo sticky rice, fish paste and rice wine. Enjoy seasonal fruits and coconut water. Finish by visiting a memorial site for the victims of the Khmer Rouge. A portion of your tour fee goes back to the local community and your guide is a local student getting vocational training through Soksabike.
• 4 hours
Ride through the countryside to learn about the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity in Cambodian village life. After stopping at a few French colonial architecture sites in town, we will ride the countryside roads and arrive at a rural Muslim village. Here, we will visit families to learn about their everyday life, family history, and traditions. After, we will weave our way along the river roads to a village full of traditional houses. Here you'll learn about the traditional way of living and the changes happening in the Cambodian countryside. You'll also have the chance to speak with an ex-soldier and learn about his past and his work as a fortune teller and healer. After lunch at a family home, we will continue through rice fields and stop at a Buddhist temple to learn about monastic life, before we return back to town.
• 8 hours
Getting away as a group tour or private like local on public bus from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh for 2 days to Battambang Province, Battambang is a provincial capital of Battambang province and is the second biggest town of Cambodia. However it still has a very local, untouristed, provincial atmosphere. You will stroll around the city to see the old colonial buildings of the Governor’s residence, the small museum. A real life experience on the bamboo train will bring you through countryside and local villages and catch a local taxi back to Siem Reap.
• 2 days
Private Transfer Services from Phnom Penh - Battambang or from Battambang to Phnom Penh on highway 5 provides clean, safe and reliable vehicles as well as professional and friendly driver to meet the transportation needs of international travelers from all over the world. Vehicles include nice sedans cars. The journey will take between 5 and 6 hours including stops on the way for you to refresh and taking photos. Today you will travel on 296 km road distance throughout beautiful country side and small towns.
• 5 hours
Explore the Cambodian countryside on half-day bicycle tour in Battambang. Witness several local goods being produced in their respective factory settings along the way. Enjoy delicious local snacks and learn about local culture in rural villages. You will have a stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off service by tuk-tuk included.
• 4 hours