You might wonder why Battambang is great place to visit. This must be because this lovely province consists of many exciting moments that all visitors will capture. Battambang is also the heart of Cambodia as well since it has its own big territory that contributes hardly to the growth of economics annually. Beside the popular visiting sites such as Siem Reap, Preah Sihaknouk, or Koh Kong, Battambang draws millions attention of both local and international visitors to step in there. Why could it generate a great number of visitors every year? What are the best interesting aspect of this province? What should be done and where should be visited are another questions to unlock the curiosity of travelers during their trip to Battambang province.
Symbol of Province
Battambang province symbolizes itself with a superstitious black man carry on a black wooden stick within his saluted manner. With both knees kneel down on the floor, hands lift up carrying golden dish with black wooden stick, it becomes a sacred superstitious place for wishing of bless.
What to Do
Some people might not really know what to do in Battambang; however, there are 2 unique things that shape visitors’ attention the most. First, all travelers have an opportunity to explore a great experience of bamboo train. This train is made of bamboo wood with an operated machine that has enough capability to carry on up to 5 passengers.
Another interesting activity that serves people’ happiness in their trip to Battambang is enjoying circuit show in the central city. These are the activities that you can do on your day time. Moreover, at night, there are several night clubs that welcome all local and foreign visitors. Beer-garden is also popular for travelers with its soft music as well as tasty cuisine on the table.
Sites to Visits
There are a number of interesting places for travelers to visit during their holiday in this big province. Those places are mostly on the side or top of the mountain, with the constructed temple plus a natural view surrounding.
First, people will have a chance to visit Sampov Mountain. This natural visiting site is super wonderful place which resembles to the feature of an ARK if we view it in an appropriated far distance. Interestingly, there is an ancient pagoda which lays on the top of the mountain plus a green nature surrounded the whole areas.
Also, this fresh-air site does not only account for natural visiting, but it also emphasizes on the historical event of Khmer Rouge as well. Get in there, you will not only get fresh air, view great sightseeing place, but you are also able to learn more on Khmer history as well.
Battambang consists of many well-known temples including Stung temple, Wat Prasat/temple, Phnom EK, and Banon temple. All of the temples were constructed before 13th century. Within these temples, Banon temple or Phnom Banon is the famous one since it was built by the most powerful king, Jayarvarman VII. Each temple in Battambang province were purposefully constructed on the top of mountain or hill to obey Visnu, the god of Hinduism. Surrounding by forest and green trees, it provides another attractiveness to visitors.
Battambang local food is not that far from other provinces’ cuisines. It is somehow similar to each other. Most significantly, there are some types of food that always in the order list of both local and international travelers. Regarding to this, for stew, most famous one for this province is “Mjour Sre”, a kind of traditional soup with vegetable, meat or fish, that set a great sweet and sour taste. Another popular food is chicken grill, a local farm chicken without any chemical feeds. Grilled chicken with Coke, local honey, or oil, produces the delicious grilled chicken for your meal. Reckoning about restaurant, there are plenty of local restaurants operating in the central of the city as well as in any tourist site. Walking in any restaurant, you will taste the great delicious local cuisine for this province.
Talking about accommodation during a trip in Battambang province, there are many types of accommodation such as hotel and guesthouse. The best hotel that people should prioritize the most is well-known as Battambang Resort, which is ranked as #1. With its well organized and decorative by various kinds of trees around the room, it wakes people up as they are in the heart of the jungle similarly to natural life. Second great hotel to spend your nights on is locally known as Bambu Battambang Hotel, the #2 ranked out of 23 hotels.
This hotel consists of modern wooden interior design inside the room, and the small swimming pool for relax as well. Besides, there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses that is available to serve customers night with wonderful services as well. Those includes Bric-a-Brac, Maison Wat Kor, Pkha Villa, King Fy Hotel, Classy Hotel and Spa, Holiday Hotel or Omega Hotel.
Noted that, the price of renting is depended on the kind of room you prefer. Normally, a room with twin bed, air con, and refrigerator cost higher than those with single bed, or fan room. Generally, the price is ranged from $15 per night up to $40 per night or even over that for high class room.
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