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 and rolling stock. Note that this area is potentially unsafe and best visited in a group.

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Nearby Battambang attractions

1. French-Era Train Repair Sheds

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In the area around the old train station and along the tracks just south of there, you can explore a treasure trove of crumbling, French-era repair sheds,…

2. Wat Damrey Sar

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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…

3. Sangker Gallery

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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…

4. Tep Kao Sol Gallery

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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…

5. Battambang Museum

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This petite provincial museum has been given a full makeover thanks to the generous support of Friends of Khmer Culture (FOKC; and…

6. Psar Nath

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

7. Wat Kandal


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

8. Wat Phiphétaram

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