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.

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Nearby Battambang attractions

1. 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…

2. French-Era Train Repair Sheds

0.27 MILES

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,…

3. Train Station

0.27 MILES

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…

4. Wat Kandal


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

5. Wat Sangker

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

6. Sangker Gallery

0.32 MILES

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…

7. Governor's Residence

0.34 MILES

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…

8. Tep Kao Sol Gallery

0.35 MILES

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…