Colonial charm, verdant scenery, a relaxed atmosphere – it’s easy to see why so many travelers fall in love with Battambang. Famous nationally as the source of Cambodia’s best rice, oranges and singers, Battambang is also one of the country’s fastest growing tourist destinations.
Located between Siem Reap (3 hours) and Phnom Penh (5 hours), the town makes a convenient stopover for overland travelers. Foreign visitors find a relatively quiet town with a small expatriate scene and some lovely cafes and boutique hotels, many of which are set up as social enterprises. It’s a great place to experience local Cambodian life while still enjoying some western comforts.
For anyone who wants to know about things to do in Battambang, here are 7 of the very best options to check out with a handy map to help you plan your day.