Battambang(pronounced battam-bon) is one of
the major town created by France on the Saigon - Phnom Penh -
Thailand route. There are a few colonial buildings.
The Sangker river runs N to S. The major part of the town is laid on E side of the river. The center of the town is a market where you can find the budget hotels on the W side of the market.
If you arrived here by boat, as you land, walk left(South) along the river, then turn right. You can find a few hotels W side of the market. If you arrived here by truck/taxi, ask where Hotel Asie. Take the diagonal street in front of Hotel Asia to the market.
|i||Information office: None. The copies of Batambang LP, incl the map, are available at some hotels|
|$||Cambod ia Commercial Bank: From the market walk toward the train station. M-F8-15:00|
|$||Canadian Bank: M-F8-15:30 Sa8-11:30, ATM for Master Card.|
|$||Money changers: many can be found S of the market. $=4000r B=100r|
|M0||Post/Telephone office: Walk E side of the river 700m S from the market.|
|H||Battambang Hospital: NE part of town.7-11, 14-17:00 English OK|
|H1||Clinic: Main Rd N part of the market.|
|m||Market: Fruit , bread, meat, cloth, etc.|
|la||Lucky Laundry: #101 Street 2, Just S from the market. 8-11, 14-16:00, 500r/p|
Vietnam consulate: Street 3, walk 10 min N from the market. M-F8-11,
14-16:00. Visa $30, 3 photos. It takes 15 min to get it. Sa and Su
you may it might be opened. Ring the bell next to the larger
Warning: The guard outside will not help you but ask you to register your name on his book and charge $1. No need to get registered. Just ring the bell
|s||Copy shop: A few along the river. 100r/p|
|ma||Daitep massage: Japanese style massage by blind people.$4/hr|
|@||Kimsay Internet Cafe: opp from Royal Hotel. T733733, 3000r/hr Japanese Rec|
internet Cafe: street 1(river road) from market. 4000r/hr Japanese.
Also some other cafes are on the main road.English only.
|A||Airport: location ? No service at this moment.|
Train station: Walk S from the market and turn right at 3 rd
corner. 5 min walk.
To Phnom Penh: It leaves every other day, could be TuThSa. at 6:40 arriving at PP at 20:00. 16500r
To Sisphone: 3900r dep ? Suspended
Bus/Truck bus/Taxi terminal:
NW part of the town. From the E end of the market, take a diagonal street to the end and turn left. 10min walk. Bus tickets can be bought at Capitol Tours/Neak Krorhorm or E side of the market.
Fares(Truck outside / inside or shared taxi / bus)
To Phnom Penh: 10,000/15,000/12,000r 5-6hrs
To Pailin: 5000r/10,000r/xx, 5-6hrs good road.
To Sisophon: 4,000/6,000/5000r 1.5 hours. Good road.
To Poipet: 8,000/16,000B/10,000r 3 hours.
To Siem Reap: 15,000/20,000/14,000r 5 hours
Capitol Tours: T953040,
Bus to Phnom Penh $3 dep7:00. Poipet $2.5 dep 11:30, Sisophone 5000r dep12:00 13:10,
Taxi to Siem Reap $6/p,
Boat to Siem Reap $11 dep7:00
Neak Krorhorm Tours: Just N from Capitol Tour or E side of the market.
Bus to Bangkok 44,000r/$11 dep12:00, Siem Reap 14000r/$3.5 dep7:00, 7:30, Phnom Penh 12,000r/$3 dep7:00, 7:30, 8:15, 9:15. Poipet 10,000r/$2.5 dep 12:00
N of the town, opp from the hospital. Walk along the side of river to N. 10min walk.
To Siem Reap: $11, dep 7:00. Tickets can be purchased at the boat landing or travel agents.
|The quality is very good. All TV are satellite TV|
|h||Hotel Haing Lay: Closest to the pickup station T737372, f ab TV s/d$6, a/c s$10 d$12 C3|
|h||Golden Parrot: W from the market, f ab s$3, TV s$4 d$5, a/c t$12 C3|
|h||Royal Hotel: next to Golden Parrot T016-912-034, f ab s$5 d$6, a/c TV fr s$10 d$13 C5 large rooms, very new. The most comfortable rooms Highly Rec.|
|h||Phnom Penh Hotel: Road 3, n from the market. T012-530-544, f TV fr $5, a/c $10 C3|
|h||Monorom GH: Street 1(River road) one block N from the market, T730017, f ab TV s4.5 d$5-6 C3|
|h||Hotel Asie GH: Take a diagonal street from the W of market., f ab $4, TV$5, a/c d$10 C3 Near the bus station.|
|h||International Hotel: Just S side of the market. T953999, a/c ab s/d $10 C3|
|h||Chhaya: #18, Street 3, T952170, f sb $3, ab TV s/d$5, a/c s/d$10 C4 Rooms are huge. Selling transport tickets Rec|
|h||Paris hotel: Street 3, just S from Chhaya, T012-530-730, f ab $6, a/c$10 C4|
|h||Golden River hotel: street 3, S from Paris Hotel, T730-165, f s$5 d$6, a/c TV fr s$8 d$10 C3 large rooms|
|h||Angkor Hotel: St Sangkat Suaypor(river street)Walk S 2 block from the market along the river. T952310, a/c ab s$11 d$13, HW TV fr C4. Best rooms for a/c. Rec|
|There are not many choices here.|
|r||White Rose: #102 street 2, Walk on Street 2 from the market and turn left at the 2 nd corner. main dish 4000r+, drinks 1,500r+, fruit salad 2,000r Excellent place at evening. Good menu and cheap delicious food. Highly Rec.|
|r||Jip Speng: Main Rd. Central part of town. English menu Fried rice $1.3/5200r|
|r||Taiwan style tea shop: Main Rd+train station rd. English and Chinese menu. 24 different Taiwanese milk tea small size 1500r large 2000r|
|r||Smokin Pot: W of Angkor Hotel. Cambodia dish 5000r+ Thai dish 4000r+|
|r||Local stalls: N of Market. meal over rice. 2 kinds + rice 1500r cheap|
|Many motor bike taxi are offering tours to out side of the town, such as Killing Fields of Pol Pot period which can be found within 20km from Battambang.|
|S||Battambang Museum: S of town. Along the river. $1|
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|Research.Date: 2001.4.15. 2005.7.18|