Battambang Things to Do

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    Day trip

    by stedeb Written Apr 14, 2009
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    We booked a day trip through Bustop GH at $US20pp and it was well worth it. We were picked up about 9am and dropped back at our hotel at 5pm. The cost included all entrance fees we just had to buy lunch which was very good and cost $US2 each . Places we visited were Watt Ekphnom, this is also known as the Killing Cave used by the Khmer Rouge to kill their people by throwing them down a hole into the cave. There is a small memorial that holds many skulls of the victims.
    We also visited a ruin that is rumoured to be older than Angkor Watt.
    We also took a ride on the famous Bamboo train.
    Our guide and driver was called Ro his number he gave to us 855 012970513 he speaks very good English and is very knowledgable.

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    Cooking Class

    by stedeb Updated Apr 14, 2009

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    I have read mixed reviews about this but we decided for $US8.50pp we would give it a go. We had a great time and made 3 delicious meals Amok fish, Beef Lok Lak & Stir fry chicken with basil. There were only the 4 of us and we had the full attention of Van who taught us everything from pounding our ingredients into curry pastes to slicing paper thin spices. We chose our dishes from the restaurant menu and there is the option of maket shopping for ingredients but as we were late to our class and he had another class at 6.30 we were not able to do that. The class runs for 3 hours and there was so much food we could not do it justice each of us cooked all 3 dishes and they were not small portions nothing was scrimped. We loved it and we even came away with a printed recipe book. Ignore the surrounds people have written that is looks filthy, why is it so popular etc but all our utensils were washed between preparing dishes as were the woks. It may not be everyones idea of a chef's kitchen but it was well worth the time and money and once Van relax's(I think this depends on his group) he is good fun.

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    Bamboo Train

    by stedeb Written Apr 14, 2009
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    We booked a day trip at $US20pp through the Bustop GH and included in this was a ride on the Bamboo train. This was so much fun not sure about the health and safety aspect!!! We took a ride for about 15 mins each way, once we reeached the other end we had to get off so the guys could take it apart and re-assemble to go back the way we came. It is used by the locals to move between towns we were told that they even move livestock, not quite sure how that would work but we had a good laugh and it gets up to quite a speed. It can be a little hair raising if you see one comming in the opposite direction. There must be a protocol as our driver never slowed as we sailed past the train and it's passengers as they stood next to the track with their train in pieces.

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    Explore the surroundings by moto

    by chicabonita Updated Nov 5, 2008

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    We did a 5,5h motorbike tour around Battambang including a ride with the bamboo train.

    It was amazing! Our guides were very very friendly and explained a lot about the country and told us about the normal day live! We made a stop at a farm and at Phnom Sampeau

    At the farm they explained how rice wine is produced. We also tasted it ... very strong!

    Great fun was also the ride with the bamboo train.

    Unfortuantely I forgot their names but ask in Royal Hotel, I guess they are alway around the hotel looking for tourist to offer their tour.

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    Around Battambang.

    by pfsmalo Written Jul 10, 2007

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    A pleasant couple of hours to be had is hiring a moto-taxi and going out to Ek Phnom. Not really much to see but plenty of people to meet. Along the way we found a couple of weddings. Although I was not allowed to take photos, the people were very welcoming and happy that we took the time to stop for a look at a piece of local folklore. Ek Phnom is only 15/20 minutes moto ride from the centre of Battambang.

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    Visit a tipical Cambodian farm

    by Fleaartist Updated Apr 20, 2007
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    Always with the motorbiker guides we went to visit this farm, there where a lot of fruits and other weird plants.....look at the pictures, do you recognise something?
    They will offer you something to eat and drink.

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    Visit the bat's tree

    by Fleaartist Updated Apr 20, 2007

    Probably the motorbiker guides will take you there. Is a tree near a temple, and you can see hundreds of bats. They fly around free and happy, and the guys told us that in certain period the monks eat them......I don't know if they where joking or not! The bats don't look tasty....

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    Wat Banan

    by Fleaartist Written Apr 20, 2007
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    Is quite in the middle of nothing, and probably this is a big part of his beauty. His so quiet that you can feel a strong sense of peace and mysticism. Is not beautyful and big like Angkor but is a nice place to visit. i really recomend it.

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    Bamboo train - no really!

    by PrincessMonja Written Oct 31, 2006

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    This is definately worth a look! I couldn't tell you exactly where it is (not v useful I know!) but it is well known in town, so ask around and you'll find a moto taxi to take you.

    The train really is made of bamboo - if it meets something coming the other way they lift the whole thing off the tracks!!!

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    Cooking at the Smokin' Pot

    by PrincessMonja Written Oct 31, 2006

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    We cooked all this!

    Had a great day at the Smokin' Pot restaurant where my husband and I went on a cookery course. First off we were taken to the market to buy the ingredients. The market was fascinating and I learnt a lot about the different vegtables and condiments - I'd never seen MSG 'in the raw', so I found it very interesting.

    We then returned to the retaurant to learn how to cook Cambodian dishes. The tutor was really good (and patient). We were also given a booklet of recipies and ingredient information (which I use all the time at home!)

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    Have a ride in the countryside

    by Fleaartist Written Oct 30, 2006
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    The town is nice, but the reason to go is visiting the country side. The nature is amazing, the people is so nice, everybody is smiling, and you can see a lot of weird things. For example you can have a ride with the Norry, or Bamboo train. Is a wood platform, with wheels and a motor, that Cambodian people uses to reach Battambang from the coutryside. Is really funny to catch one, because you are right in the middle of nowhere on a strange vehicle running on a railway, usually with the motorbikes and the drivers that brought you to the "station"!!! You can see the ricefields, the kids swimming in the little rivers, cows crossing the railways and a lot of people just walking near the railway carrying something on their head!
    If you ask to your hotel or guesthouse they will arrange a day or half-day tour, to see the country side. Just tell them how many things you want to see. We went back at 3pm, but you can also stay around untill 5 or 6pm, if your backside is strong enough for the bumping road!!!

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    Strolling around and enjoying the daily citylife

    by sachara Updated May 25, 2006

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    Battambang is a laid back and very relaxed city at the one hand, but at the other hand there is something to see at every streetcorner. Though it's the second largest city of the country, the citycentre is rather compact and easily to explore on foot.

    The street blocks around the central market - between the Sangker river and the railwaystation- are very lively during the day from early morning till evening. Foodstalls, shops, motos, spirithouses, handicraftsmen...... at every corner you look, you will see something, just after you leave your hotel.

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    Paisajes - Lanscapes

    by elpariente Written Feb 28, 2006

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    Los paisajes de los alrededores de Battambang son tranquilos , verdes , relajantes ; toda una experiencia

    The landscapes around Battambang are quiet , greens , relaxing ; just an experience

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    Casinos

    by elpariente Written Feb 28, 2006

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    En la frontera de Camboya con Tailandia hay una serie de casinos adonde vienen los Tailandeses a jugar ya que en Tailandia el juego no esta permitido

    In the Cambodian border with Thailand there are several Casinos where the Thais come to play as in Thailand gambling is not legal

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    Wat Phnom Sampeu

    by elpariente Updated Feb 28, 2006

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    En lo alto de una colina que esta a 18 kms. de Battambang esta el templo de Phnom Sampeu en el que hay un templo y una estupa
    Preparate a subir una buena pendiente , lo mejor es subir andando por la carretera y luego bajar por las escaleras
    Tiene unas vistas muy buenas

    In the top of a hill that is located 18 Kms from Battambang ti is the temple Phnom Sampeu where there is a temple and one stupa
    Be ready to climb the steep hill , the best is to go up walking by the road and then coming down by the staircases
    It has very nice views

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