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Things to do in Battambang Province

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Asian Restaurant
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“Very good authentic Khmer food. This is where WE go when we want to feast well. It's a bit expensive to eat everyday but certainly not a few times a month. Need reservation. Tell them you are staying in Melody Villa.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“The place that local people believe and go for blessing. The area also around by nature, river and park. It is where group bats build house and searching for food. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“he First Night Market In Cambodia, Angkor Night Market is still open ! Due to upgrading the site we have just changed our entrances. When you arrive from Sivutha turn to the left you will then see (Entrance A) Here you will find the new Island Bar at the front together with the Kroma House, behind which you will see CoCo House and many stalls offering a wide selection of local goods and Souvenirs, through to the back where you can find Baray Spa and enjoy a massage”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Located between Pub Street and the Western side of the Siem Reap River is Psah Chas which translates into ‘old market’. A hive of activity, the open-air market is the oldest Khmer market in the province. Itis open every day between 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. With its never-ending sounds of chatting, haggling and laughter, coupled with the constant flow of shoppers, Psah Chas offers a glimpse of the real Cambodia. The stalls on the outer part of the market mainly sell Cambodian souvenirs like silk, t-shirts, silverware and wood carvings. It’s best to bargain as the prices for most of these items have been increased by 50-75% for tourists. There is also an array of fresh vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood stalls that caters to the daily needs of the locals. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Famous as the bar where Angelina Jole enjoyed has been open in Siem Reap 2000 Hours Monday—Sunday 9am to 11pm”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cambodian Restaurant
“You can enjoy a wonderful Apsara dance.There is a snack bar . Drinks are separate”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Bayon Temple The 12th century Bayon Temple is one of the most impressive temples located at the heart of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Also known as the 'Face Temple', this house of worship was built by the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII and decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. The temple was also adorned with astonishing bas-reliefs incorporating over 11,000 figures. A few decades after the death of King Jayavarman VII, the temple was turned back into a Hindu temple as King Jayavarman VIII returned to Hinduism as the official Khmer religion. Images of Buddha in the Bayon temple were destroyed and replaced with Hindu images. Many alterations have shaped the Bayon temple over time. Its most distinctive feature, the multitude of serene and smiling stone faces have resisted all changes and can be admired on the remaining 37 towers. At the height of the Khmer empire, the temple comprised 54 towers with each of them representing a province that was ruled by the Khmer Empire under King Jayavarman VII. The design, architecture, and decoration of the Bayon temple could not be more different to Angkor Wat. The temple, however, is equally impressive and attracts many visitors each year.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Located between Pub Street and the Western side of the Siem Reap River is Psah Chas which translates into ‘old market’. A hive of activity, the open-air market is the oldest Khmer market in the province. Itis open every day between 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. With its never-ending sounds of chatting, haggling and laughter, coupled with the constant flow of shoppers, Psah Chas offers a glimpse of the real Cambodia. The stalls on the outer part of the market mainly sell Cambodian souvenirs like silk, t-shirts, silverware and wood carvings. It’s best to bargain as the prices for most of these items have been increased by 50-75% for tourists. There is also an array of fresh vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood stalls that caters to the daily needs of the locals. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Choose a table inside the beautifully restored traditional wooden Khmer house, out the back in our modern and spacious al fresco area or in the front garden overlooking the serene Siem Reap River. At Chanrey Tree, we believe all visitors to Cambodia should have the chance to experience authentic Cambodian home-style cooking and the flavours unique to this magical country. With this in mind, our passionate chefs have scoured home kitchens and popular local market stalls across the bucolic countryside to discover diverse and rare Khmer recipes passed down through the generations. Our mission is to bring these culinary delights to an international audience as well as to reunite young Cambodian”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“Kulen Restauant with traditional Apsara Show, King Road Food Center, and Hard Rock Cafe”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is a Khmer cuisine restaurant that helps train children from a poor family to be able to work there.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Make your own buddha bowls! One of the most delicious lattes we've had here. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“An easy mistake made by many visitors to Cambodia, is that Angkor Thom is “another temple”. It’s not, it’s a whole city. “Angkor” means “city” and “Thom” means big – so the clue is in the name: Angkor Thom refers to what once was a great Khmer city and includes a whole host of temples and sites of historical interest. 5 facts about Angkor Thom 1. Angkor Thom site is 10sq km in size. 2. There are 216 faces on the Bayon temple. 3. Baphuon temple in Angkor Thom became one of the world’s largest jigsaw puzzles when the records from the carefully mapped pieces that had been taken apart were destroyed during the Khmer Rouge. Archaeologists were left with a lot of stones on the ground and only their best guess as to where they might all go. 4. Ta Prohm is not the only temple to feature in Tomb Raider. The east gate of Angkor Thom made an appearance as well. 5. The Angkor Thom gates would have originally been closed with wooden doors.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Wat Thmey / Killing Fields A visit to Wat Thmey is recommended to all travellers who are interested in learning about the tragic destiny of millions of Cambodians who vanished under the Khmer Rouge. Wat Thmey is also known as Siem Reap’s Killing Fields with a pagoda and a memorial stupa reminding of the events between 1975 and 1979. Under Pol Pot’s regime, the pagoda served as a prison. Many innocent people were kept and tortured here until they confessed a crime they did not commit. They were then killed and buried nearby. Some of the remains of these victims have been exhumed and placed in the memorial stupa near the pagoda. Together with photos, they share bone-chilling insights into the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. While the memorial is significantly smaller in scale compared to the memorial in the Tuol Sleng (S21) Prison and Choeung Ek killing fields in Cambodia’s capital, it still serves as an important reminder for all local Cambodian’s living in the area. Today, the pagoda serves again as a monastery. There is also an orphanage and school. Despite its dark past, the laughter of the children and the sounds of daily Cambodian life in the background prove that the people living in this area are leaving the dark past behind and move forward.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in the center city , Lovely place , you can set and drink on first floor on balcony and you can see all Pub Street ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Local owned grocery store, you could find anything from liquor to toothbrush, check them out if you're in town.”
  • 3 locals recommend