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Battambang

  • monks in front of Battambang Market, Cambodia
monks in front of Battambang Market
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Second largest city in Cambodia, it is the main hub of the Northwest connecting the entire region with Phnom Penh and Thailand.

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Wikipedia - Battambang

Kranhoung Stick King, Battambang
Kranhoung Stick King

Battambang city (Khmer: ក្រុងបាត់ដំបង) is the capital city of Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia .
Battambang is the second-largest city in Cambodia with a population of over 250,000. Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is well known for being the leading rice-producing province of the country. For over 500 years, it was the main commercial hub of Siam's Eastern Provinces, though it was always populated by a mix of ethnic Thai, Lao, Chinese and Cambodians. 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. ... read more

Wikitravel - Battambang

bamboo train near Battambang
The bamboo train near Battambang

Battambang is Cambodia's second most populous city, and a popular tourist destination due to the many nearby places of interest. It is also the capital city of the province with the same name.
Battambang does have an airport, but it's been closed since the road to Phnom Penh was sealed.
Battambang is known for its statues which seemingly decorate every public place. Most are of animals (mythical and real) and divinities.
The most famous of these statues is on the main road in from Phnom Penh and is of an ancient Khmer King holding a stick which he used to quell rebellions in the Battambang area. The name of the town / province comes from this legend.
The town also has a number of fine colonial buildings along the river including a very grand French era governors residence. ... read more

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