- Departure time: Early morning
- Return: Late afternoon / Evening
- Remarks: medium level of fitness required to access Phnom Banan (105 meters climb)
- Sites you will visit: Battambang town, Bamboo Train, Wat Ko, Banan Temple
- Highlights: countryside, rural Cambodia, local life, ancient and modern architecture
Battambang is Cambodia's second largest city and the centre of a fertile agricultural area labelled fairly the “Rice Bowl' of Cambodia. It is possible to spend couple of nights in Battambang and see the variety of attractions but for your day visit we have selected the top highlights. Driving through the city you will see the French colonial era footprint in the facade of the town houses, many of which are receiving a well deserved face lift. The famous Bamboo Train is surviving despite the overhanging threat of closure. It is a fun way of experiencing the lush green countryside outside Battambang. When two trains meet, the one with a lighter load must dismantle and make way to the other.
You will have lunch locally and rest during the hottest part of the day.
In the afternoon you will visit Wat Ko Cultural Village just a few kilometers south of town showcasing old traditional wooden houses, typical of the area but disappearing fast with modern development. Along the way you will stop at an orange plantation before reaching the impressive Banan Temple on the top of a hill with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Price: USD 110 per person
Minimum: 2 pax
ü English Speaking Tour Guide
ü Drinking Water
ü Pass ticket