Battambang is the second largest city in Cambodia. It’s about 278km to the North-West of capital Phnom Penh. It's a secondary hub on the overland route between Thailand and Vietnam, and if the National Highway No 6 from Poipet to Siem Reap is ever upgraded it'll become an even smaller hub. This is a pretty city which is on the river bank and remains a lot of ancient French structure. Coming here, visitors will be enjoyed beautiful and dreaming riverside along with Tonlesap – a famous lake of Cambodia.
Battambang has already been named by UNESCO as a City of Performing Arts, thanks to more than 100 ancient Khmer, Thai and French colonial buildings and the many ancient pagodas and temples that dot the city and its environs.
These are some typical tourist attractions of Battambang:
* Phnom Sampeu, a hill with the Killing Caves of the Khmer Rouge, a few others caves adorned with Buddhist statues, and a monastery with two Buddhist Stupas on the hilltop.
* Wat Banan,Entry is US$3 - the so-called mini-Angkor wat, an impressive flight of stairs lead up to a dilapidated Angkor-style temple which is still in use as a Buddhist shrine.
* Kamping Puoy Lake + Baset Temple...
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