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                         Trip From Siem Reap - Battambang Province

       Battambang 1 Day Tour:

Siem Reap - Battambang: Back to Siem Reap or Drop off
* 07:00 Pick up and welcome at your hotel, after your breakfast then we drive around 2hours and half in 200km in one way.
* If you plan this trip for one day, you go and back from Siem reap, we are on time in both ways by starting in early morning around 7:00am and may be back around 6-7pm

* Our Destinations:
- Phnom Bannan
- Grape Farm: Battambang Winery
- Phnom Sampov(Bat carve, killing field...!)
- Bamboo Train

                                              Siem Reap - Battambang: Back to Siem Reap : 1 day

Type Of VehiclesPricePaxOther sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver $ 140 USD1-4
A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver $ 150 USD5-14

                                             Siem Reap - Battambang: Drop off in Battambang: 1 day

Type Of VehiclesPricePaxOther sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver$ 120 USD1-4
A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver $ 130 USD5-14

      Battambang 2 Days Tour:

Siem Reap - Battambang: Back to Siem Reap or drop off
* 08:00 Pick up and welcome at your hotel, after your breakfast then we drive around 2hours and half in 200km in one way.

* Our Destinations:

- Sr-Bb in 2hours and half
- Find hotel and put your stuffs and Lunch
- Around town: Colonial building and some attractions in town
- Around 3:00pm to Phnom Sompov
- Bat carve and see sunset and bats fly in lines

- Phnom Bannan
- Grape Farm: Battambang Winery
- Bamboo Train
- Ancient Houses
- Ek Phnom
- Back to Siem Reap

What are include?

- Transport used: Car/Van + English Speaking Driver

- Cool Towels + Cold Drinking Waters

What are exclude?

- Acommodation

- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees
- English Speaking tour guide

                                             Siem Reap - Battambang: Back to Siem Reap: 2 days

Type Of Vehicles PricePax Other sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver $ 210 USD1-4
A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver $ 220 USD5-14

                                           Siem Reap - Battambang: Drop off in Battambang: 2 days

Type Of VehiclesPricePaxPricesPaxOther sites extra
A/c Car Toyota + English speaking driver$ 190 USD1-4
A/c Mini Van + English speaking driver $ 200 USD5-14

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(Khmer: ក្រុងបាត់ដំបង) is the capital city of Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia.

Founded in the 11th  by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is well known for being the leading rice-producing province of the country. For nearly 100 years, it was a major commercial hub of
Siam's Eastern Provinces, though it was always populated by Khmer with a mix of ethnic Vietnamese, Lao, Thai and Chinese. Still today Battambang is the main hub of the Northwest connecting the entire region with Phnom Penh and Thailand, and as such it’s a vital link to Cambodia.

The city is situated by the Sangkae River, a tranquil, small body of water that winds its way through Battambang Province providing its nice picturesque setting. As with much of Cambodia, the French Colonial architecture is an attractive bonus of the city. It is home to some of the best preserved French colonial architecture in the country.

Battambang was established as an important trading city with around 2,500 residents in the 18th century. They lived mostly along a single road parallel to the Sangkae River (Stung Sangkae). In 1795 Thailand, then Siam, annexed much of northwestern Cambodia including the provinces of Battambang and Siem Reap. The Siamese Abhaiwongse family ruled Battambang as the governor for six generations which lasted until 1907 when the province was ceded to the French to be part of their Indochina colony.

Following the colonization of the French in Battambang the colonial administration developed an urban layout which enlarged the size of the French colonial town. In the first time development, they constructed a grid pattern of well-defined streets, put in the urban structures and built three main streets parallel to the Sangker River, connected the both side with two bridges in 1917. Military purposes and prison infrastructures were erected inside the compound. 19 years later, a second urban development plan was created with a newly constructed railway linked from Battambang to Phnom Penh. The urban structure was extended to the west of the town, featuring some important urban axes orienting on the railway station. Many outstanding buildings like residential villas and significant public buildings were constructed during that period. According to the third urban development plan for Battambang, a large extension was planned for the north, east and south of the city. The urban layout was technically planned and required long-term thinking to create an urban axis corresponding to the existing urban layout from the former period. Battambang grew as a modern provincial capital, and became the most developed part of all provinces in Cambodia.

Several large infrastructures and public facilities were built under the modernization program of the Cambodian government under Prince Sihanouk. Several provincial departments, the court house and other public administrations were set up on both sides of the river. Textile and garment factories were built by French and Chinese investors, the Battambang Airport was constructed, and the railway line was developed to reach Poipet. Numerous schools and a university were built. A sports centre, museum and an exhibition hall were constructed to serve the cultural needs of the growing population.

The Phnom Sampuove is the natural resort located along the National Road No 57 (the former National Road No 10) at Sam Puoy commune (the high land having more than 100-meter height) approximately 12-kilometer distance from the provincial town of Battambang. On the top of Sam Puoy Mountain, there are temple and three natural wells, namely Pkar Slar, Lo Khuon and Ak So Pheak. Next to Sam Puoy Mountain, there are some main mountains, the natural sites like Phnom Trung Moan, Phnom Trung Tea and Phnom Neang Rum Say Sork. These mountains related to the Cambodia folk legend of Reach Kol Neang Run Say Sork.

Watt Ek Phnom, a modern pagoda, sits next to some 11th century Angkorian ruins built as Hindu temples under Suryavarm I. The river road drive to Ek Phnom from Battambang passes through some absolutely beautiful countryside.

Enjoy a unique experience on the “Bamboo Train” in the middle of the lush countryside.The Bamboo Train (unique in Cambodia and it’s at Battambang !) is a small motorized platform that follows in a few miles the narrow gauge railroad linking Phnom Penh to Battambang.

Ba Set Temple was built during the reign of King, Soriyak Varman I (1002–1050) and located on a hill at Ba Set village, Ta Pun commune in 15-kilometre (9 mi) distance from the provincial town. Ba Set temple adapts the architecture of 11th century temples. Next to the temple, there is a pond having 20-metre (66 ft) length 12-metre (39 ft) width and 10-metre (33 ft) depth. The pond is never dry, even in the dry season. In rainy season, the water level is higher than usual.wells, Bet Meas and Chhoung.

Phnom Banan is some 22 kilometres to the south of Battambang, but worth a visit if you’ve time to spare. Like Ek Phnom, Banan is also originally 11th century-built, though it saw a Buddhist makeover during the 12th century and reign of Jayarvarman VII. The temple is constructed on top of a hill overlooking the Sangkar river and there’s a 358-step climb to the top, where five towers precariously remain.

This site has been quite badly pillaged –- some looks recent -– and its carvings are in poor condition, though some of the Buddha images in the sandstone main tower are rumoured to be original. Hopefully the others plus missing lintels are in the,
The heavily wooded hillside may well still hide mines so don’t go off piste and while we’d be loathe to condone cutting down trees, you do have problems seeing the wonderful view from the top of the hill through the vegetation and branches.

At the summit a few industrious drink sellers are likely to emerge, and they will also be happy to show you around the temple and then the small caves below on the left (when looking at the ruins from the stairs). These are well worth exploring, though note the cave entrance is almost at the base of the hill, so be sure you are finished with the ruins before you agree to go down. Be warned that the entrance to the caves is so small you need to wriggle through on your belly.
If it is a slow day — very common here — all the children will offer to come with you, but they will all expect something for coming along. Overall, while Phnom Banan isn’t as impressive as Wat Ek, the drive out here is pleasant and can be combined with other stops on the way to make a half-day trip.

Sek Sak is a natural resort, which has been popular since before the civil war. Sek Sak stretches along the river bank full of plants, trees and bamboo-green nature.

kampingpoy resort
It is a Dam that was built during the Red Khmers and where it is estimated that more than 10.000 men dyed , who were there building it by hand and with hard labor.
Nowadays it is a very nice place where on the weekends is full of people that go to swim and to spend the day and you may go to the dam by rowing boat to see the aquatic birds , the lotus farm , the fishermen , ...and spetally the landscape.