Battambang colonial architecture, bamboo train, Phnom Sampeou

Overview

Battambang is home to Cambodia’s best-kept collection of colonial buildings from the 1920’s, art Déco treasures of the 1930’s and early chinese shophouses, giving visitors the impression of traveling through old-style French Indochina.

Highlights

  • Morning city tour of architectural treasures
  • Riding the Bamboo Train across rice fields
  • Afternoon at Phnom Sampeou: pagoda, caves used by the Khmer Rouge as killing fields
  • At dusk, millions of bats flying into the hill’s caves

Itinerary

From Siem Reap, full-day tour of Battambang and surrounding areas.

Morning city tour of Battambang boasting a rich urban heritage with a great variety of historical buildings, the styles representing different phases of the city’s history, including outstanding heritage buildings such as the New Khmer Architecture at Battambang University, French colonial villas along the river and traditional Khmer wooden houses.

Enjoy riding the Bamboo Train across rice fields, a unique and creative form of ad-hoc bamboo-cart transportation powered by a small motorcycle engine on railroad tracks.

In the afternoon, climb up Phnom Sampeou, a hill steeped in legend, Visit the Buddhist temple, Wat Sampeou, and then explore a group of caves used as “killing fields” by the Khmer Rouge where skeletal remains of the victims can still be seen. At dusk, go down the hill to watch millions of bats flying into the caves.

Inclusions

  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transportation
  • Khmer set lunch
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • Hotel
  • Soft or alcoholic drinks during meal
  • Bank transfer charges
  • Tipping for guide, driver, etc.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Good pair of walking shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Hat/cap
  • Insect repellent

Terms and conditions

  • Minimum 2 adults per booking
  • Cancellation with full refund up to one day prior to the scheduled departure of the tour

Some of our tours:

archeological complex of banteay chhmar

Archaeological complex of Banteay Chhmar

$ 250
per person
phnom kulen and banteay srei temple

Phnom Kulen and Banteay Srei temple

$ 65
per person
pre angkor temples of roluos group and kampong phluk 02

Pre-Angkor temples of Roluos group and Kampong Phluk

$ 65
per person
battambang colonial architecture, bamboo train, phnom sampeou 04

Battambang colonial architecture, bamboo train, Phnom Sampeou

$ 99
per person
koh ker temple group and beng mealea 03

Koh Ker temple group and Beng Mealea

$ 255
per person
ancient road from angkor to the northwest 02

Ancient road - from Angkor to the Northwest

$ 255
per person
beng mealea temple and kampong khleang fishing village 04

Beng Mealea temple and Kampong Khleang fishing village

$ 99
per person
temple complex of sambor prei kuk 01

Temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk

$ 250
per person