One of the most picturesque and attractive city in Cambodia is Battambang. It is known for its ancient culture, art, and tradition. I love to explore the rich heritage of the city and this is why I visited this calm and peaceful city.
Things to See
- Wat Ek Phnom
It is an ancient temple of the Hindus and is an important tourist site in Battambang. It dates back to the 11th century. It exhibits the architectural brilliance of those days and has Khmer stamp on it. This temple is in ruins, but still, there are Buddha metaphors that adorn the high walls.
- Battambang Provincial Museum
This is the museum where you will come across the beautiful Angkorian artwork. I had the chance to see great art, crafts, and pottery work of Angkor. The Khmer remnant artifacts stored here dates back to over 1000 years. It is located in Kamkor village.
- Kamping Puoy Lake
I had the opportunity of visiting this wonderful lake that is large and is a perfect recreational spot for the families. It houses great picnic spots and also offers great panoramic views. The children can enjoy boat rides on the lake.
- Battambang Crocodile Farm
If you want to know more about crocodiles and its breeding, then this is the place to visit. The children especially will love this farm as they get to hold baby crocodiles. Our family got here early in the morning and got to see the crocodiles feed on meat.
- Phnom Sampeau
This is one of the most spectacular hilltop temples that I came across in Battambang. It is a major attraction that houses a large cave where the beaten and badly hurt victims were thrown to meet their death.
- White Elephant Pagoda
This is a newly constructed 19th century Lord Buddha temple. You find an attractive looking life-size white elephant sculpture carrying a prince portrait. This is one structure you should never miss as a tourist.