|Avg. Bus Duration||about 6 hours|
|Bus arrives in||Battambang|
|Bus departs from||Phnom Penh|
|Avg. Ticket Price||USD 12|
|Approx. Distance||295 km|
|Bus Companies||Saly VIP, Virak Buntham Express, and Go Ho Travel|
A rather overlooked destination in Cambodia, Battambang province is more than a rural area in the heart of the kingdom. Underneath its sleepy facade, Battambang is a place that is perfect for the curious, for the travelers who want to experience living like the locals, and for the people who don't mind exploring new gems in underrated places.
If you're interested in seeing Battambang yourself, we've created a helpful list to guide you as you wander around this utterly fascinating province.
Experience a unique adventure by riding the Bamboo Train in Battambang! A wooden train that passes through a rough rail from O Dambong going to O Sra Lav, this ride is a truly bumpy yet fun experience. Interested to dive in the country's history? Dedicate a day for an important trip to Phnom Sampeau, home to one of the most horrifying locations during the Khmer Rouge -- the Killing Caves. Pay respects to the victims of the terrifying regime, and understand it better by talking with the locals. For a more lighthearted activity, you can hike up the hill and witness a breathtaking view from the top. A complex of temples can also be visited in the area. Got the whole day to spare? Stay behind and watch in the afternoon as bats pour out from the cave and out into the jungle. Are you into the arts? Visit the Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang and discover theater, circus, and visual arts of the province. Offering training and holding different performances, this place is perfect for creatives looking to have a peek of what Cambodian works has to offer.
What are you waiting for? Include the province in your itinerary, rent a bike, and explore the area while enjoying a laid back vacation that's one for the books.
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