Travel Blogs from Battambang, Cambodia

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To ride a bamboo train, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

To ride a bamboo train

A travel blog entry by martynandsarah

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... performing arts element. It was a really nice performance of a sort of love story in mime and dance with various acrobatics and juggling feats interwoven. Very enjoyable! Next stop Phnom Penh…last stop in Cambodia before we head for Vietnam.  ...

Battambang and the bamboo train, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang and the bamboo train

A travel blog entry by kayna

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... us to a slightly bigger bus at the bus station.  The bus journey passed uneventfully, and it took nearly four hours to reach Battambang.  We’d ended up opting for the bus over a boat journey on the Tonlé Sap for reasons of safety, money, ...

Going out with a Bang!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Going out with a Bang!

A travel blog entry by paul_and_linda

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... catch and were cooking at the side of the track. It was then back on the bikes for Dollar to sing to me - Battambang Soldier, take a ride on the motorbike, ride on the Bamboo train, take a look at the countryside (to Bob Marley's Buffalo ...

Bamboo Train, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Bamboo Train

A travel blog entry by jamesons

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... foundation building and the statue of the story of Battambang. Stop 1 was the bamboo train, the main reason for visiting Battambang. This consisted of pretty much a fence panel laid on some dumbbell looking wheels with a motor attached which sped along ...

Lost stick town, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Lost stick town

A travel blog entry by jasonandjamie

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As mentioned in the previous blog, our decrepit bus limped its way from Siem Reap to Battambang. We met a couple of Scottish guys who stayed at the same hotel as us, and one of them said he was timing the gap between breakdowns. Went for about an hour ...

Battambang (Cambodia), Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battambang (Cambodia)

A travel blog entry by dougieo

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... and take the 15-20 minute bike ride thru the ricefields/local villages from Battambang Resort into town for the best experience. Battambang is Cambodia's second most populous city but has a unique small town charm.  It is a tranquil respite from the ...

For richer, for poorer, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

For richer, for poorer

A travel blog entry by smeelog

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... (mostly left by the French), which they have leant to profit from again. The train line which runs through Battambang hasn't run for years but locals have engineered bamboo trains, predominantly for transporting produce eg rice. Apparently these trains ...

Battaboom..............Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Battaboom..............Battambang

A travel blog entry by jen-daire

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... title (it was a rush job).......Tickets, snacks and new movies on ipod's, we boarded the Night Sleeping night bus for Battambang (From Sihanoukville). From a distance the bus looked decent, nice and big, and shiny. As we grew closer there was a distinct ...

3 days in the sticks, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

3 days in the sticks

A travel blog entry by travelandtalk

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... only), I needed a quiet place to relax and recuperate for a few days and Battambang provided that. Battambang (not Battenburg as I had been calling it) is Cambodia's second largest city, not that you'd really guess that, as there does not appear to be ...

A Side Trip to Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

A Side Trip to Battambang

A travel blog entry by jxcymerman

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... Trust. I love the idea of helping with projects like this. I had this restaurant earmarked as somewhere to go while in Battambang but I was surprised when Oerum just stopped here on his own, without me asking. Maybe it’s because I already know ...

A Wop Bobba Loo Bop A Wop BAMBOO!, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

A Wop Bobba Loo Bop A Wop BAMBOO!

A travel blog entry by thecurries2012

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... down had a young lad appeared and started to ask us the usual tourist questions, where are you from, how long are you in Battambang/Cambodia.  We assumed he was trying to sell us something so just remained polite; it turns out this is actually a ...

Bamboo trains in Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Bamboo trains in Battambang

A travel blog entry by kitkatbar

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One of the main attractions in Battambang is the bamboo train, or better known locally as norry. I’m not sure why I was so compelled to try this out, but I really wanted to ride one. On the bus to Battambang I met a woman named Nancy and the next ...

500 Cambodians on a bus and us., Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

500 Cambodians on a bus and us.

A travel blog entry by endlessummer

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... of crickets deep fried ewww. You need a good sence of humor to do this trip and when you do get of the bus in Battambang get ready for the relentless badgering from the endless line of tuk tuk drivers all out bidding one another to get your job, we got ...

le pays du vin, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

le pays du vin

A travel blog entry by laliline

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Nous avons fait une halte a battambang, apparemment 2e plus grande ville du Cambodge, mais qui ne depasse pas la taille de Perigueux, enfin super jolie en tout cas,on voit encore a travers les maisons et les rues la trace laissee lors de la colonisation ...

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 ...

Day 100 of my Journey, Battambang, Cambodia travel blog

Day 100 of my Journey

A travel blog entry by jxcymerman

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... House for the Vice Governor of Battambang. The villa was erected for the family of the first Vice Governor of Battambang. It has a distinctive architectural style, merging French colonial and traditional Khmer elements. There was another bride and groom ...

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

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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 ...

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