What is Battambang known for?

traditional fishing

on a beautiful Stung Sangker River voyage from the small village of Ksach Poy to Battambang, past riverside terraces and traditional bamboo houses. Get away from the dusty roads and learn first hand about traditional fishing and farming techniques. Half day trip, 11 km. *

main natural

). The temple is located on the top of approximately from the provincial town by the provincial Road No 155 parallel to Sangker River. In the valley, there is Ku Teuk and two main natural wells, namely: Bit Meas and Chhung or Chhung Achey. '''Prasat Snung

special military

, Kampong Speu (Kampong Speu Province), Battambang, Siem Reap, Stung Treng, and Kratie (Kratié Province), whilst a '''Phnom Penh Special Military Zone''' (PPSMZ, ''Région Militaire Spéciale de Phnom Penh – RMSPP'' in French) covered the National Capital and its environs. Shortly after the beginning of the war a special military zone for the lower Mekong River, designated the '''Special Mekong Zone – SMZ''' (French (French language): ''Zone Spéciale du Mekong – ZSM'') was established at Kandal Province, situated between the Cambodian Capital and the South Vietnamese border. Two additional military regions (8th MR and 9th MR) were created in 1973. Sutsakhan, ''The Khmer Republic at War and the Final Collapse'' (1980), pp. 48-49. Training Facilities The Air Force Academy was transferred from Pochentong to the provincial capital of Battambang whilst the Officer Candidate School was moved from Phnom Penh to Longvek in Kampong Chhnang Province, just north of Oudong. New infantry training centres were built at Kandal (Kandal Province), Kampong Speu (Kampong Speu (town)), Ream, Sisophon, and Longvek whist an additional Recondo School run by the Khmer Special Forces was opened near Battambang. Cambodia's modern silk-weaving centers are Takeo, Battambang, Beanteay Meanchey, Siem Reap and Kampot (Kampot Province) provinces. Silk-weaving has seen a major revival recently, with production doubling over the past ten years. This has provided employment for many rural women. Cambodian silk is generally sold domestically, where it is used in ''sampot'' (wrap skirts), furnishings, and ''pidan (pidan (textile))'' (pictoral tapestries), but interest in international trade is increasing. Locations in Cambodia *Filming locations included Phnom Penh, Battambang, Kep (Kep, Cambodia), Oudong and Phnom Chisor, a pre-Angkor ruin south of Phnom Penh. The film's climax was shot at Bokor Hill Station, which was once a French colonial (Colonial Cambodia)-era retreat with a hotel and casino complex. As of 2009, the hill station, in the midst of Bokor National Park, is scheduled to be renovated as a new hotel resort complex. *Although 2001's ''Lara Croft: Tomb Raider'' was partially filmed around Angkor Wat, ''City of Ghosts'' was the first major US film using Cambodia as a principal location since the 1965 film ''Lord Jim (Lord Jim (1965 film))'', directed by Richard Brooks and starring Peter O'Toole. The following year, In Tam served as prime minister for seven months in Lon Nol's government, and was later put in charge of a programme designed to encourage communist cadres to defect to the government side, only to later ‘retire’ from politics and live with his family and supporters in Battambang. He was succeeded as Prime Minister by Long Boret. Wikipedia:Battambang

live sports

of the best crepes in Cambodia. A Battambang meeting place. * Wikipedia:Battambang

local home

tollfree fax hours price content Nice atmosphere, limited but very tasty menu. Free Wi-Fi. *

home based producers and from other local NGOs, watercolour post cards, and pictures made by art students from another NGO. Organic fruit shakes, green tea with fruits and vegetarian breakfast & brunch options. There is also a Khmer lady weaving using an authentic old loom. *


Attractions thumb 200px Battambang Statue on Road 5 (File:Naktadambangkragnoung.jpg) '''Kamping Puoy Lake''' Located between two mountains, named Phnom Kul or Phnom Ta Nget and Phnom Kamping Puoy, at Ta Nget village, Ta Kriem Commune is . It is famous for its giant lotus flowers

A view of the market in May 2000 '''Baset Temple''' Was built during the reign of King Suryavarman II (1002–1050) and located on a hill at Baset village, Ta Pun commune deep. The pond never

price content Khmer cuisine with a French twist, sophisticated and creative with pleasant staff. Wine list. *

discovering quot

Mouhot is often mistakenly credited with "discovering" Angkor, although ''Angkor was never lost'' — the location and existence of the entire series of Angkor sites was always known to the Khmers and had been visited by several westerners since the 16th century. Mouhot mentions in his journals that his contemporary, Father Charles Emile Bouillevaux — a French (France) missionary based in Battambang — had reported that he and other western

great interest

, Cambodia The Biography of Preah Samdech Maha Ghosananda (1913-2007) in 1929, to a farming family in the Mekong Delta plains. From an early age he showed great interest in religion, and began to serve as a temple boy at age eight. He greatly impressed the monks with whom he served, and at age fourteen received novice ordination. He studied Pali scriptures in the local temple high school

home based

home based producers and from other local NGOs, watercolour post cards, and pictures made by art students from another NGO. Organic fruit shakes, green tea with fruits and vegetarian breakfast & brunch options. There is also a Khmer lady weaving using an authentic old loom. * Wikipedia:Battambang

previous work

thumb 340px left Siem Reap, Battambang & Preah Vihear received by King Sisowath, 1907 (Image:Thais return Battambang to King Sisowath.jpg) Meanwhile, the rule of King Sisowath, and his son, King Sisowath Monivong (Sisowath Monivong), were peaceful, even though the monarchs were nothing but puppets and pliant instruments of the French. During Sisowath's reign, the French succeeded in getting Thailand's


'''Battambang''' ( ) is the capital city of Battambang province in north western Cambodia.

Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is well known for being the leading rice-producing province of the country. For nearly 100 years, it was a major commercial hub and provincial capital of Siamese province of Inner Cambodia (1795-1907), though it was always populated by Khmer with a mix of ethnic Vietnamese, Lao, Thai and Chinese. Still today Battambang is the main hub of the Northwest connecting the entire region with Phnom Penh and Thailand, and as such it’s a vital link to Cambodia.

The city is situated by the Sangkae River, a tranquil, small body of water that winds its way through Battambang Province providing its nice picturesque setting. As with much of Cambodia, the French Colonial architecture is an attractive bonus of the city. It is home to some of the best preserved French colonial architecture in the country.

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