Attractions

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Phnom Sampeau

This fabled limestone outcrop 12km southwest of Battambang along NH57 (towards Pailin) is known for gorgeous views and a mesmerising display of bats pouring out of a massive cave in its cliff face. Access up to the …
Memorial in Battambang

Wat Somrong Knong

About 4km north of Battambang, Wat Somrong Knong was built in the 19th century on the site of a pre-Angkorian temple complex. The Khmer Rouge used the temple grounds as a prison and it's believed that around 10,000 …
Temple in Battambang

Prasat Banan

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 t…
Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Wat Ek Phnom

Hidden behind a colourful modern pagoda and a gargantuan Buddha statue is this atmospheric, partly collapsed 11th-century temple 11km north of the Battambang's river ferry pier. Wat Ek Phnom measures 52m by 49m and …
Gallery in Battambang

Romcheik 5 Artspace

Expanded from a workshop into a bona fide gallery in 2015, this impressive space has a permanent collection upstairs displaying the contemporary works of its four Phare-graduate founders, while downstairs are rotati…
Gallery in Battambang

Make Maek Art Space

This gallery and workshop, run by respected local painter Mao Soviet, displays many of his works mixed with rotating exhibits of the paintings and photographs of other top city talents. In a beautifully renovated sp…
Village in Battambang

Pheam Ek

The speciality industry of the village of Pheam Ek is making rice paper for spring rolls. All along the road, in family workshops, you’ll see rice paste being steamed and then placed on a bamboo frame for drying in …
Historic Building in Battambang

Train Station

Here at Battambang's disused train station, the time on the stopped clock is always 8.02. Just along the tracks to the south, you can explore a treasure trove of derelict French-era repair sheds, warehouses and roll…
Gallery in Battambang

Tep Kao Sol

This is the gallery space of local artist Loeum Lorn, who's known for creating works out of melting coloured ice and then photographing it. It's open sporadically, so just stop by and hope for the best.
Market in Battambang

Psar Nath

Battambang's central market is a notable piece of art deco modernist architecture.