Battambang is the capital city of the province of its own name, located in the northwestern area of Cambodia along the Sangkae River. This important agricultural has been slowly transformed into a quaint yet attractive tourist town, equipped with a picturesque waterfront setting, ancient temples, and delectable local cuisine.
Cultural tourist attractions include Kamping Puoy Lake and its beautiful lotus flowers, the architectural masterpieces of Baset Temple and Wat Ek Phnom, Prasat Banan, and Prasat Snung. Visitors to Battambang enjoy a variety of staple restaurants such as La Villa with its diverse dishes, Lonely Tree Cafe with its tapas-style smorgasbord, Jaan Bai, and White Rose. Other notable places of interest include the Battambang Museum and unique Slaket Crocodile Farm.
Transportation to Battambang is serviced primarily by public buses across a multitude of networks. Frequent routes run from the nearby locations of Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. There are also riverboats that connect Siem Reap and Battambang.
Battambang in its earliest days was developed as a trade city due to its convenient location along the Sangkae River. Future colonisation and modernisation transformed the region into the dominant rice production province into what it is today and contributed to its newfound touristic elements.