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Best Places to Visit in Battambang of 2017

  • 01 Battambang Crocodile Farm

    Battambang Crocodile Farm
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    Battambang, one of the biggest cities in Cambodia is known for housing many tourist attractions. Crocodile Farm is one of them.

     Highlights – The crocodile farm is one of the must-visit places for any animal lover. When you pay the necessary admission fee, you will be able to hold baby crocodiles in your hands – a one of a kind experience in your lifetime. Though there are lots of crocodile farms are found in Cambodia, this is one of the famous of the group. When crocodiles grow to a particular age, they are killed by giving injections and various products using their skin are sold in the local markets here. When you come here you will get introduced to the day to day lifestyle and feeding patterns of these crocodiles.



    Location
    – Battambang.

    Timings – All through the day.

    Price – Entry fee of USD3 for entry.




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  • 02 White Elephant Pagoda (Wat Tahm-rai-saw)

    White Elephant Pagoda (Wat Tahm-rai-saw)
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    This is one of the most important tourists spots in Battambang. Dedicated to Lord Buddha, this temple blows away the minds of tourists with its excellent architecture. Compared to the other Angkor temples in Cambodia, this is quite a new temple, as it was constructed in the mid of 19th century. However, certain parts of the temple are slowly getting destroyed.

    Highlights
    – White Elephant Pagoda, also known as Wat Tahm –rai-saw, is a temple which has huge, life-size sculptures of white elephants carrying portraits of a prince, as depicted in the story of Lord Buddha. This is one of the modern temples that need to be visited for the sheer architectural brilliance employed here.



    Location
    – Battambang, Cambodia.

    Timings
    – Open throughout the day, but best visited during day light.

    Price – Admission is free of cost.




  • 03 Battambang Provincial Museum

    Battambang Provincial Museum
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    Angkor in Cambodia is known to the world as one of the hubs in art and crafts, pottery, music, culture and heritage. If there is one place where you can witness these exotic collections in one place it is the Battambang Provincial Museum.

     Highlights – This museum was constructed during 1963 by Madeleine Giteau. It is a repository of collections that include various musical instruments, pottery, art forms, 1000 year old Khmer relics, artefacts and other evidences that have been left from the atrocious rule of Khmer Rouge that lasted between 1975 and 1979. All the collections found in this museum belong to pre and post Angkorian era. The museum has labels in English, French and the local Khmer language for the benefit of visitors coming here.

    Location – Kamkor Village, Battambang Province towards Western Cambodia.

    Timing – 8AM to 11AM and 2PM to 5.30PM.

    Price – Entry fee of USD1 applicable only for foreign tourists.



  • 04 Sammaki Art Space

    Sammaki Art Space
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    Battambang is one of those places in Cambodia which gives importance to art and culture. Sammaki Art Space is a venue which promotes and documents free art forms from budding and famous artists from all over the world.

    Highlights – In the Khmer language, Sammaki means unity. If you are a art lover visit Battambang during the times of Angkor Art Expo. This is a single platform where you will get to witness art forms of all types. Come here to witness the developing relationship between local and international artisans in Battambang. The art scene in Battambang witnesses various galleries featuring exhibitions from local and international artisans.

    Location – Battambang.

     Timings – Any time through the year.

     Entry fee – Depends on the art galleries.



  • 05 Wat Ek Phnom

    Wat Ek Phnom
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    When you are visiting Battambang, you must visit this beautiful architecture marvel, built in traditional Khmer style. This is a Hindu temple, which shows its class even in its dilapidated form.

    Highlights – Constructed by King Suryavarman I during the 11th century, the remnants of the temple can be accessed through a huge Buddhist pagoda, circled by 18 Bodhi trees. This pagoda, in turn, can be accessed through a path that also houses the massive white-stoned Buddha statue. The bas-reliefs found on the remnants of this temple relate to tales pertaining to the Hindu God, Krishna. Intricately carved lintels and pediments are the major highlights here.



    Location
    – Situated close to Peam Aek spot, towards the left bank of River Sangkae, about 13km towards the north of Battambang.

    Timings – All through the day.

    Price – USD2 entry fee per person.




  • Nearby Getaways from Battambang
  • 01 Bangkok

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    The capital city of Thailand is known for its vibrant street life and ornate shrines. It’s a place where one can choose to get lost in the myriad din of sights and sounds. It is an international hub for Entertainment, arts, fashion, transport and healthcare. t’s a city of contrasts that has a variety of experiences that is full of activities and experiences. It’s a place where ornate Buddhist temples share the space with sleazy neon joints; the ancient native village homes are side by side the modern mega malls; where traffic congestion can be skipped by taking a leisurely boat ride across the river. Here, the fine dine can be experienced in the majestic restaurants in the skyscrapers and delicious street food can be enjoyed with an equal relish. In its race to the future, it’s these contrasts that give the city its character. Such are the tourist places in Bangkok.

     

    The locals are extremely pleasant and welcoming. Despite the language barrier, most Thai people have a contagious smile that is bound to make one feel the warmth and comfort. Everyday tasks are full of playfulness and fun. Be ready to shed every preconceived notion and apprehension you have had about Bangkok as there so much more to the city. The city is fairly safe minus some petty crimes, fairly organised despite its chaos and there are several hidden gems just worth exploring.

     

    Tropical plants and fruits are found in abundance and the famous Thai cuisine is both delicious and affordable. A well connected public transport makes the city fairly navigable. The famous, rather infamous nightlife is increasingly transitioning from sleazy to more cosmo. The new year celebrations around the mid of April are a sight to behold, and all the tourist places in Bangkok are decorated with myriads of lights and lamps. While there several factors that make it a less than ideal city, its very character leaves one experiencing so much more.

  • 02 Pattaya

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    Tourist places in Pattaya are probably the first to come in the mind of every person when they think of an exotic vacation on a beach. Thailand is a very popular for its tourism and millions of people visit Thailand every year to enjoy its beautiful beaches and resorts. Pattaya boasts one of the best beaches in the whole world. Due to the presence of such high tourism, there are a number of resorts in Pattaya. These resorts are very highly rated and one can be sure of being blown away by the luxurious service they provide to their customers. One is left speechless by the picturesque view of the beautiful beaches which Pattaya has to offer.

     

    Along with the beautiful beaches, one can also enjoy in Pattaya by doing several activities available here like parasailing, paragliding, scuba diving, snorkeling, and the likes. Paragliding is a very popular adventure activity in Thailand. It provides a very beautiful experience to people, as one gets to enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains and the terrains of the place. One also gets a feeling as if they are flying because they float in the air while doing this activity. Since Pattaya is blessed with so many water bodies having marine life, scuba diving becomes a very popular activity here. One can’t stop but marvel at the beauty of life and nature when they are underwater.

     

    Swimming with fishes, being able to hold them in one’s hand and the observing them, it all seems like a dream when is down there. One activity which makes Pattaya special is skydiving. One is made to fall from a height of approximately 13000 feet with nothing but a parachute. The adrenaline rush which one gets during the free fall cannot be described in words. Pattaya is a beautiful city and is a must for every person looking to enjoy themselves to the fullest.

  • 03 Chon Buri

  • 04 Phra Nakhon

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    Phra Nakhon is an old city in Bangkok. It is one of the 50 districts of the beautiful Bangkok districts and it is a central one. About 80 kilometres to the North of Bangkok, the capital of the Kingdom of Siam is a prosperous international trading port. Offering one of the best tourist places in Phra Nakhon, the place is going to leave you mesmerised.

     

    The modern city of Bangkok surrounds the ruins of the old city. The city kept flourishing until it was taken over by the Burmese. The old city now is an archaeological site which host monasteries, temples, statues and palaces. The city kept flourishing until it was taken over by the Burmese. The old city now is an archaeological site which host monasteries, temples, statues and palaces. Archaeological temples inside the Central Park of the ruins have elaborate pavilion and domes. Boat trips around the park to view the temple are a chanting experience. It is surrounded by enriching nature on all sides. It is famous for its greenery, museums, temples, universities, and palaces. According to the history of Phra Nakhon, it was once an Amphoe, the second administration of Thailand named Amphoe Chana Songkhram. With landmarks like Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Grand Palace. If you're looking for a new favourite getaway, look no further than Phra Nakhon.

     

    Phra Nakhon is a filled with lots of cultural heritage. It hosts many festivals in the Khao San Road which is the town centre. Tourist places in Phra Nakhon are an absolute delight for all those who wish to unwind and relax from their busy schedule. It is absolutely the right kind of place for a weekend getaway. It is like mini Cambodia with ancient beautiful structures that entice you. Being ardent Buddhist you will find many Buddha idols and statues here. This being a picturesque location you will find many locations to take stunning photos. This place is easily reachable from Bangkok. You will find many trains from Bangkok that leave half hour once from the railway station. Many tourists visit this place and explore its natural wonders and attractions making their trip a memorable worthwhile one.

  • 05 Chonburi

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    Chon Buri or Mueang Chon in short has been a very prominent seaside town of the eastern coast since a fairly long period of time. It acquired the town status in 1935. This is also a vital agricultural site of economic plants like cassava, sugar cane and rubber trees. Chon Buri is a hub of industrial activity, second only to Bangkok in context to the output and is also the location of Eastern Seaboard Development Project.  

    If legends are to be believed, Mueang Chon Buri has been in existence ever since the Ayutthaya period. Initially it comprised only of the small tows like Mueang Bang Phra, Mueang Bang Sai, and Mueang Bang Pla Soi. It was only later that King Rama V amalgamated these small towns to form the Chon Buri Province. This capital of Chon Buri Province and the Mueang Chong Buri District in Thailand, lies 100 km south east of Bangkok towards the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand.    

    Going by the literal terms, Chon Buri means ‘city of water.’ This along with the other areas along the coast to Pattaya forms an urbane known as the Pattaya Chon buri Metropolitan Area with a total population exceeding 1,000,000.   


  • 06 Stung Treng

  • 07 Angkor

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  • 08 Chanthaburi

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  • 09 Dien Bien Phu

  • 10 Damnoen Saduak