The second largest city of Cambodia and the capital of Battambang Province, founded in the 11th century.

Battambang is a popular tourist destination and the leading rice-producing province of the country. It is a laid back yet modern riverside city spreading along the small, pictoresque river Sangkae. The French Colonial architecture is an attractive add-on to the city. You can find here some of the best preserved French colonial architecture in the country.

The population is nowadays around 250,000 inhabitants. There are many attractions both in the city and close by; be it the colonial architecture and the Governors residence, ancient temples (Wats) such as Wat Phiphétaram , Wat Damrey Sar and Wat Kandal, Prasat Banan, Phnom Sampeau (Ship Hill) with the notorious killing caves, bamboo train, a small museum, or Kamping Puoy lake.