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Bustling by day and quiet by night, the city of Battambang offers a nice retreat and an opportunity to experience the life of Cambodia. From tuk-tuks and motorbikes to small boats, traversing the city is easily done. Battambang Airport serves as the gateway for travelers here. This compact city center is ideally enjoyed with a stroll or a bicycle, rentable from most hotels.

The cultural aspects of Battambang are the city’s biggest draw. Temples are scattered throughout the city and offer exciting experiences. Wat Banan is home to hundreds of fruit bats, and Phnom Sampeu is home to even more bats with an impressive show put on around sunset when the bats fly out into the night. The city is also known for its many statues depicting mythical and real animals as well as divinities.

Experiencing the Cambodian life is easily done outside the temples as well, with tours through the countryside and visits to local industries to witness silk weaving or partake in cooking classes. Volunteering is a common and fulfilling activity many travelers can take part in by teaching or offering assistance and services.

Whether living in a homestay with a Cambodian family or feeling the luxury of a classy resort, hotels in Battambang are sure to cater to your every need. Be sure to check out the interactive map for information on hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations.