Travel Blogs from Battambang, Cambodia

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A beautiful temple visit with Nath, Wat Banan, Cambodia travel blog

A beautiful temple visit with Nath

A travel blog entry by boodleberrybum

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First ever tuk tuk ride with Nath, his sister and her son Tola (October in Khmer). As Nath can't climb the steep steps he waited in the tuk tuk at the ...

Visiting Nath, White Elephant Pagoda and markets, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Visiting Nath, White Elephant Pagoda and markets

A travel blog entry by boodleberrybum

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... and there is some hope that one day he will walk again. He has a wife and a baby on the way and runs his own business. Battambang is a colourful and vibrant city. Here are some photos of the market and the White Elephant temple that I saw while there. ...

still ill!!!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

still ill!!!

A travel blog entry by jasonandkate

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well kate and i made a break for it yesterday and got the bus about 11am..as i felt i had just enough time to get from a to b... i just about made it...kate was great and sorted the tuktuk(i was literally round the corner but i couldnt walk) and got ...

Typical Cambodian Houses, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Typical Cambodian Houses

A travel blog entry by johnandalison

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... dish, chickens and several majestic cows with bells around their necks. I had the opportunity to visit two heritage houses in Battambang. The first was built in 1907 and the second in 1920. Neither of these wooden houses had been modified very much over ...

Road trip to Battambang, Banan, Cambodia travel blog

Road trip to Battambang

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster

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... of the Khmer Rouge according to a book Shane is reading called First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers. When we arrive in Battambang we were dropped off at our hotel and given time to change and have lunch before the afternoon tour ...

Battambang - another cooking course!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang - another cooking course!

A travel blog entry by carneyt2

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Did a mental boat trip from Siem Reap to Battambang in Northern Cambodia. We arrived eventually after managing to crash into a small fishing boat and breaking it in half and nearly killing the woman that was manning it. The river we travelled on was ...

Bamboo Trains and Tuk Tuks, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Bamboo Trains and Tuk Tuks

A travel blog entry by axtheuniverse

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... $5, though we knew we were being overcharged and successfully negotiated the price down to $2, as bargaining is customary to Cambodia.  Proudly saving $3 that could go toward other inexpensive activities, we boarded the bamboo train and struggled to ...

I'm dreaming of a white christmas.., Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

I'm dreaming of a white christmas..

A travel blog entry by gabrielajoris

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Omdat we al lang genoeg in Siem Reap waren gebleven, besloten we kerst te vieren in een wat kleiner en onbekender plaatsje in Cambodja. We waren verrast zo weinig toeristen te vinden. Het deed ook wel aan als een plaatsje waar niet veel te beleven viel. ...

Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang

A travel blog entry by kevhume

batt ...

Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang

A travel blog entry by kathrynnisbet

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     Battambang is famous for its bamboo railway. It was originally used to transport goods, but now it is just used for tourist. Cushions are put on the small wooden platforms with no sides and a loud petrol engine powers it along ...

The Wedding Continues, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

The Wedding Continues

A travel blog entry by grajeras

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Again we are awoken by chanting and very loud music. This is maybe like in the West we have church bells that ring, so they have amplified music. Must be getting used to it because we went back to sleep. The ritual of packing and then breakfast. We only ...

Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang

A travel blog entry by lindawb

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... to Battambang, a four hour bus trip. Found a lovely hotel only recently built and with a special rate of $25 a night. Battambang is much quieter than SR with some lovely French Colonial architecture. Have organised a trip for tomorrow. With a very ...

Nary's Kitchen Cooking Class, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Nary's Kitchen Cooking Class

A travel blog entry by uptowngirls

Today we got to experience Nary's Kitchen Cooking Class. The morning started with a tour of the local Battambang Market......... what an eye opener.  Then we returned to Nary's Kitchen where we cooked up a storm. ...

Khmer bus travelling, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Khmer bus travelling

A travel blog entry by keithandcaz

... all day on a supposedly 4 hour bus journey (took 6 and a half). Definitely not a highlight even if you are feeling well which we weren't but still we got to Battambang (Batdembon?) which is somewhere new to explore tomorrow.  Keith (and Caroline x) ...

Battambang and Bamboo Trains!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang and Bamboo Trains!

A travel blog entry by me_julie

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... for us outside and take us wherever we wanted to go later on. It turns out that there is a very high unemployment rate in Battambang which means that competition is fierce to get the custom of the few tourists who visit the town. Our hotel was the ...

A Khumur Cooking School and an NGO, Battambang , Cambodia travel blog

A Khumur Cooking School and an NGO

A travel blog entry by genekiernan

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... a posting since our last one, (we will explain later), so we are picking up our story.      While in Battambang we attended a Khumur Cooking School. We spent 4 hours at a small restaurant (The Smokin' Pot) run by a very knowledgeble, ...

Battambong - Party Capital of the world, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambong - Party Capital of the world

A travel blog entry by hayleybay

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The trip from Siem Reap to Battambong was a 6-8 hour one (you know when they tell you something like this it will most definately be at the later end that you arrive..). It wa a slow boat down the river, and a beautiful trip - floating villages, serious ...

Then we got B-Banged out, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Then we got B-Banged out

A travel blog entry by itischicken2010

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From glamour to action girls, that afternoon we got ourselves busy kayaking along the sangkar river for 2 or so hours. Emma took one for the team and paired up with a British man in his fifties who incessantly talked about buying a property in Thailand ...

Boat Trip from Hell, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Boat Trip from Hell

A travel blog entry by johnandness

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... tuk hotel touts were pretty livid that all the other foreign travelers had been duped.  A friendly welcome at the Battambang Resort followed by a refreshing dip in the fantastic salt water pool quickly restored our spirits.  We did crash ...

Riding the Bamboo Train, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Riding the Bamboo Train

A travel blog entry by johnandness

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A change from the usual tuk tuk tours and a welcome bit of exercise with a bike ride around the Battambang countryside.  Still no respite for the bum though.  Our helpful Dutch host, Jan, had designed a route that took in various local ...

Une maudite journée plate !, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Une maudite journée plate !

A travel blog entry by carolleturcotte

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... coin d'itinérants, alors disons que j'ai pris mes photos et que j'ai pas demandé mon reste. Voyez donc les photos de Battambang.  Aussi intéressantes puissent-elles être, vous verrez que çà vaut pas le 8 heures de calvaire que j'ai enduré dans ...

Nov 24, 2013, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Nov 24, 2013

A travel blog entry by f.heinsberg

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One year, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

One year

A travel blog entry by stuchy

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... .  We had a bit of time in SR in the afternoon, then went out to the airport to welcome Kevin and Mai who stayed in Cambodia for a couple of weeks en route to Japan.  So met them and went back into town, hotel, then arranged taxi back to BB the ...

Boating and bikes in Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Boating and bikes in Battambang

A travel blog entry by beansontour

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... ran by an NGO to provide jobs and funds to children who have been affected by HIV/Aids. Thinking we had exhausted what Battambang had to offer, next morning we headed to country number 5, Thailand, and to Bangkok... queue another insane journey... ...

Bamboo Train!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Bamboo Train!

A travel blog entry by joe-emma_2013

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Monday, 11/11/2013 Today we got the bus from Phnom Penh to Battambang, a town in the west of Cambodia which still boasts a lot of french influence. The journey here was quite long, six and a half hours in total squished on this bus - but I'm really glad ...

Quand je serai grand, je serai ..., Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Quand je serai grand, je serai ...

A travel blog entry by jeanmi

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Alexandre s'est découvert une passion pour les tuk tuk. Il ne jurait plus que par ce moyen de transport. Il n'était plus question de prendre un taxi. Il disait que c'était mieux de se déplacer avec ça car ainsi, il n'y avait pas de pollution avec ...

Wat's, Tuk Tuks and Prahok, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Wat's, Tuk Tuks and Prahok

A travel blog entry by raniroo

... of furniture are on display that are 104 years old and have survived the KR regime. A true highlight for most people visiting Battambang is a ride on the famous Bamboo train....or what I like to call a Cambodian roller coaster.  As they are now ...

A little bit more country, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

A little bit more country

A travel blog entry by globetrekcharli

Here we are in Battambang, a 3 hour bus drive in from Siemp Reap. Battambang is Cambodias second largest city, although it actually feels more like a town. It's quite a nice place, full of old colonial buildings and dust, yes, lots of dust! We spent the ...

A monks best friend?!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

A monks best friend?!

A travel blog entry by christie101

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... very productive day at the office I decided to leave work a little early and try to see some of the Wat's that are nearby in Battambang, which Micha had explored last week whilst he was here. I’m not sure I picked the right day for a walk though as, ...

Bamboo trains and Bats in Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Bamboo trains and Bats in Battambang

A travel blog entry by chrisgclark

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... they were super hot, then she said “I used to eat 10-15 chilli, then I have baby”.  Battambang was great after Siem Reap as there was barely any tourists there.  The Cambodian people were incredibly hospitable and ...

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