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Tourist Attractions - Batambang

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Battambang (pronounced battam-bon) is one of the major town created by France on the Saigon - Phnom Penh - Thailand route. There are a few colonial buildings. The Sangker river runs N to S. The major part of the town is laid on E side of the river. The center of the town is a market where you can find the budget hotels on the W side of the market. If you arrived here by boat, as you land, walk left (South) along the river, then turn right. You can find a few hotels W side of the market. If you arrived here by truck/taxi, ask where Hotel Asie. Take the diagonal street in front of Hotel Asia to the market.

  • Information office : None. The copies of Batambang LP, incl the map, are available at some hotels

  • Money changers : many can be found S of the market. $=3900r B=87r

  • Post/Telephone office : Walk E side of the river 700m S from the market However the building was looked very empty. We were informed it is the post office but it might be moved

  • Market : Fruit , bread, meat, cloth, etc.

  • Lucky Laundry: #101 Street 2, Just S from the market. 8-11, 14-16:00, 500r/p

  • internet : N from Chhaya Hotel, 1000r/min

  • internet : street 1(river road)1 block S from market.

  • Vietnam consulate : Street 3, walk 10 min N from the market. M-F8-11, 14-16:00. Visa $30, 3 photos. It takes 15 min to get it. Sa and Su you may it might be opened. Ring the bell next to the larger sliding door.

Warning The guard outside will not help you but ask you to register your name on his book and charge $1. No need to get registered. Just ring the bell

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Transport

  • Airport : location ?

  • Royal Phnom Penh Air : #71, street 3, S from Chhaya, T012-841607, Hotel to PP daily 8:20 $45

  • President Air : #225, street 3 T952915

  • Train station : Walk S from the market and turn right at 3 rd corner. 5 min walk.
    To Phnom Penh : It leaves every other day, could be TuThSa. at 6:40 arriving at PP at 20:00.
    12,700r
    To Sisphone
    3900r
    dep ?

  • Bus/Truck bus/Taxi terminal : NW part of the town. From the E end of the market, take a diagonal street to the end and turn left. 10min walk. Fare (Truck outside/inside or shared taxi)
    To Phnom Penh :
    10,000/15,000r
    To Pailin : 100B/150B
    , 5-6 hours good road.
    To Sisophon :
    3,000/5,000 1.5 hours. Good road.
    To Poipet :
    5,000/7,000B 3.5 hours.
    To Siam Reap :
    10,000/15,000r
    5 hours

  • Boat : N of the town, opp from the hospital. Walk along the side of river to N. 10min walk.
    To Siem Reap
    $15,
    dep 7:00. Tickets can be purchased at the boat landing.

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Sight

Many motor bike taxi are offering tours to out side of the town, such as Killing Fields.

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Food

There are not many choices here.

White Rose :
#102 street 2, Walk on Street 2 from the market and turn left at the 2 nd corner. main dish 4000r+, drinks 1,500r+, fruit salad 2,000r Excellent place at evening. Good menu and cheap delicious food.
Highly Rec.

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