Battambang, the perfect addition to your Cambodia Experience.
Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia sit next to the Sangkae River. It is a rustic atmosphere town with none of the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, even though Battambang is Cambodia’s leader in rice production, and is situated close to the Poipet border crossing to Thailand.
The town boast a relaxed visit, with friendly smiles, French Colonial architecture, a number of temples and caves, as well as some of the best bird watching opportunities in Cambodia close to it. In the Khmer Rouge war, the proud people of Battambang, held fast for a long time, even after Phnom Penh fell. Battambang is not only famous for its rice production, it boast the only wine farms where red wine is made in Cambodia.
This travel guide features 20 handpicked must see attractions by the author, just for you. Learn about the attractions that may not be included in a typical tour package. Some of these (the artillery pieces that still point to where a Khmer Rouge stronghold was, Magic cave, the hill with golden Buddha and monk statues, and the Wat with 352 steps) are a must-see and part of the overall experience. You’ve traveled a long way; don’t pass up some of the hidden treasures.
This concise and straightforward guide will add untold dimension and depth to your Cambodia experience.
Some of what you’ll learn:
A short description of each attraction that is informative and to the point.
How to plan and arrange your time.
Entry fees and the operating times where applicable.
The best time to visit an attraction.
Highlights what makes the attraction unique.
GPS Coordinates to attractions
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About the Author
Adventurer and world traveler, Anton Swanepoel, hales originally from Pretoria, South Africa, but has called a number of exotic locations home. Educated as a software engineer, he worked for a large multinational company before deciding to travel the globe. Along life's journey, Anton became a skilled scuba diver and technical diving instructor, teaching for seven years while living in the Cayman Islands. His resume touts Tri-Mix instructor levels from multiple licensing agencies, and dive records over 400 feet. Mr. Swanepoel has always loved travel and writing. In the past several years he's combined these passions, authoring and publishing a host of books, sharing secrets he's learned along the way. When he's not exploring an underwater landscape or racing a motorcycle down a stretch of highway, you'll find Anton visiting world destinations and chronicling his experiences. Today, he is a fulltime globetrotter and writer, having penned instructional guides for diving and travel, as well as a pair of fictional novels. His excurtion titles are geared toward do-it-yourself travelers, who enjoy saving money and seeing the out-of-way places. His favorite destinations include, Machu Picchu, the mountains of Vietnam, and the Temples at Angkor Wat.