Top ChoiceCircus in Battambang

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Battambang's signature attraction is the internationally acclaimed circus (cirque nouveau) of this multi-arts centre for Cambodian children. Although it also runs shows in Siem Reap, it's worth timing your visit...

Top ChoiceFusion in Battambang

Jaan Bai

Jaan Bai ('rice bowl' in Khmer) is Battambang's foodie treat, with a sleekly minimalist interior offset by beautiful French-Khmer tilework lining the wall. The menu likewise is successfully bold. Order a few of...

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...

Top ChoiceInternational in Battambang

La Villa

Battambang’s most atmospheric dinner option dishes up delectable Khmer, Vietnamese, French and Italian dishes, plus wines from around the world. Specialities include a tender fish fillet in lemon sauce. Sit...

Top ChoiceCafe in Battambang

Lonely Tree Cafe

Upstairs from the shop of the same name, this uber-cosy cafe serves Spanish tapas-style dishes and a few Khmer options under a soaring, bamboo-inlaid ceiling. Its mascot is an actual tree on the road to Siem...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Battambang

Riceholic

Run by a Japanese couple who operated pop-up kitchens in Australia, Riceholic specialises in making its own seasonings and a traditional koji (fermented sauce) from Battambang rice. The menu offers speciality...

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...

Cafe in Battambang

Cafe Eden

This American-run social enterprise offers a relaxed space for a hearty breakfast or an afternoon coffee. The compact lunch-and-dinner menu is Asian-fusion style, with burgers, Tex-Mex tastings, some of the best...

Art in Battambang

HUMAN Gallery

Joseba Etxebarria travelled 37,000km through 29 countries on a bicycle, and took some pictures of people while he was at it. The results are stunningly displayed in this gallery, which includes portraits,...

Bar in Battambang

Here Be Dragons

Before there was the popular Dragons hostel, there was this popular bar. The watering hole hasn't forgotten its roots, and frequently rumbles till late with a mix of backpackers and expats. It offers a Wednesday...

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...

Arts & Crafts in Battambang

Jewel in the Lotus

Jewel in the Lotus features an upstairs gallery, with paintings, prints, vintage items, unique postcards, souvenirs, underground comix, literature, clothing and jewellery. It holds events and workshops, offers...

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...

Fusion in Battambang

Cafe HOC

This social enterprise has an inviting photographic menu with a compact list of Khmer and Japanese favourites, but it's best known for its all-you-can-eat Western/Khmer breakfast for just US$3. Wicker furniture...

International in Battambang

About the World

Travellers love this cosy spot for its relaxed ambience and tasty vegetarian options, including the recommended Spanish omelette and tofu burger. Those who sit indoors, where art and photography festoon the...

Bakery in Battambang

Green Mango Café & Bakery

Much more than just a bakery, Green Mango serves salads, sandwiches and delicious appetisers like hummus and black-bean nachos to complement its coffee and tea list. It has crisp air-con and wi-fi for those...