Top ChoiceGallery 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 edgy, contemporary works of its four founders, who in their youth were expelled...

Village in Battambang

Wat Kor Village

About 2km south of central Battambang, the village of Wat Kor is centred around the temple of the same name. It's a great place to wander, especially late in the afternoon when the opposite (east) bank of 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...

Museum in Battambang

Battambang Museum

This petite provincial museum has been given a full makeover thanks to the generous support of Friends of Khmer Culture (FOKC; www.khmerculture.net) and now has state-of-the-art lighting and detailed signage in...

Historic Building in Battambang

Mrs Bun Roeung's Ancient House

Built of now-rare hardwoods almost a century ago and surrounded by an orchard garden, Mrs Bun Roeung's Ancient House has a wide verandah and exudes the ambience of another era. The house is open to visitors and...

Historic Building in Battambang

Khor Sang House

Khor Sang House is one of a clutch of surviving traditional Khmer houses in Wat Kor village, with floors worn lustrous by a century of bare feet. Decorated with old furniture, family photos and old school...

Museum in Battambang

Cambodia Peace Gallery

This small museum tells the big story of Cambodia's long journey from war to peace. Exhibits are well presented in a series of buildings in the spacious compound, including some original stained-glass windows...

Notable Building in Battambang

Governor's Residence

The two-storey Governor's Residence, with its balconies and wooden shutters, is a handsome legacy of the early 1900s. The interior is now open to the public and has a collection of grand old furnishings, old...

Gallery in Battambang

Sangker Gallery

This little, two-storey art space runs regular exhibitions by local artists and also promotes a city art tour from 2pm to 6pm. Cost depends on the number of participants, starting at US$25 per person for two...

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 to dry in...

Historic Building in Battambang

Train Station

Here at Battambang's disused train station, it is always 8.02 according to the stopped clock. Just along the tracks to the south, you can explore a treasure trove of derelict French-era repair sheds, warehouses...

Village in Battambang

Prahoc Factory

This factory is near the Sangker River bridge, about 7.5km north of Battambang. Visitors can see the bustling local industry behind Cambodian prahoc (fermented fish paste), and the photogenic bamboo trays of fish...

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Wat Kampheng

Built in the early 19th century, Wat Kampheng was moved lock, stock and barrel to its present location in the 1920s. Most of the original has since been replaced by a more modern wat building, but the stupa...

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Wat Damrey Sar

A good example of the fusing of Thai Buddhist and Cambodian Buddhist wat architecture during the Thai occupation, Wat Damrey Sar (built in 1904) features plentiful well-preserved wooden and plaster carvings.

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 them. It's open sporadically, so just stop by and hope for the best.

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Wat Kandal

On Battambang's east bank, Wat Kandal features interesting vihear (temple) paintings and wooden decorative carvings.

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Wat Phiphétaram

Dating from 1888, Wat Phiphétaram shows definite Thai influence in the style of its decorative architecture.

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Wat Kor

This temple is the central feature of the village of Wat Kor.

Market in Battambang

Psar Nath

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

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Wat Sangker

This substantial wat sits along the east bank of the Sangker River.