A Guided Tour in and around Battambang, Cambodia

A Guided Tour in and around Battambang, Cambodia, Battambang, Cambodia (B)

While in Battambang, we learned that the city is being used for filming ‘First they killed my father’, a movie based on the horrors committed by the Khmer Rouge, directed by Angelina Jolie. It is planned to be released in late 2016.Aside from hitting the big screen soon, Battambang has some good restaurants, cafes and bars. For a coffee run, try the Kinyei Cafe on the famous Street 1.5, it serves good food and freshly baked cakes.

To investigate the nightlife in Battambang, we popped into the vibrant and very friendly Buffalo Alley bar where Charlie was instantly employed as an impromptu English teacher by the staff. After a couple of good cocktails and a teaching and laughing session we also had the pleasure of meeting the editor in chief of the expat community paper Battambang Traveller.

Overall, we had a great time in Battambang, but we would suggest choosing your accommodation carefully as it will impact greatly your experience.

The city is easy to explore on foot, but if you want to see the countryside and nearby attractions, we recommend hiring a Tuk tuk for a day or renting a motorbike. After the luxury of a private driver while exploring the Angkor temples in Siem Reap, we decided to hire a guide in Battambang and do a complete guided tour of the area. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Guided Tour in and around Battambang, Cambodia
Guide Location: Cambodia » Battambang
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Charles Stamp
Read it on Author's Website: http://maptrotting.com/tour-battambang-cambodia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kinyei Cafe
  • Sala Khaet
  • Banan Temple
  • Wat Sampeou