Battambang province is located in the northwest bordering Thailand.
With its 11,622 km², Battambang has a population of 899,556 comprising
430,443 males and 459,088 females. The percentage of females’ population
is 51%. The province consists of 13 districts, 96 communes and 741
villages. The population of this province constitutes 6.9% of Cambodia’s
population. Due to the conflict, census (1998) enumeration could not be
constitutes the urban portion population of the province. This province
has changed hands between Thailand and Cambodia on several occasions in the past few countries.
was only returned to Cambodian control in 1907and recently as WWII the
Thais cut a deal with the Japanese to take control again for several
years. Before Cambodia’s civil war Battambang was the largest and richest province in Cambodia,
but ceded a large chunk of its territory to Banteay Meanchey for the
creation of the new province. It shares a long border with the Tonle Sap Lake
and is the fifth largest in the country. Battambang was untouched for
much of the early 1070s, as fighting range elsewhere around the country.
For this reason the whole area was viewed with much suspicion by Khmer
Rouge leaders and was the victim of successive central purges. Life was
little better after the war, as the ongoing guerrilla war and the
proliferation of thousands of land mines devastated the agricultural
industry that hand build the economy. However, the province is slowly
recovering as ddeming groups free up land agriculture and the many
refugees who returned here during the 1990s are permanency settle
Tourism has a lot of potential, as not only is the provincial capital a
popular stop, but there are extensive example of Angkorian heritage in
the surrounding countryside. Travel around the province has
traditionally been slow due to disastrous roads, but both NH5 passing
through the heart of the province, and NH57 to Pailin are undergoing
temple is located in Barsaet village, Tapoan commune, Sangkat district,
about 15 kilometers east of Battambong provincial town. The temple was
built in the 11th century, between AD 1036 AND 1042, during the reign of
King damaged, and only the door frame remains. Next to this temple,
there is an ancient pond that is an ancient pond that is 20 meters long ,
12 meters wide and 10 meters deep. It holds water years round.
temple is located in Kanti II commune, Banan district, atop a
400-meters-high mountaintop, about 25 kilometers south of the provincial
town. This sandstone and laterite temple was built between the mid 11th
and late 12th centuries. Work was started under King Udayadityavarman
VII (AD 1181-1219). The temple has five towers similar to Angkor Wat,
but it was a moat and two natural wells, Bet Meas and Chhoung.
Wat Ek Phnom Temple
Ek Phnom temple is located in Tkov village, Peam Ek commune, about 14
kilometers from Battambang provincial town. The temple was built in AD
1027, during the reign of King Suryavarman I.
there are 18 bodhi the trees around the temple. They are lovely to look
at and provide abundant fresh air. They are temple to look at ad
provide abundant fresh air. Outside the temple to the south, there is a
moat that is now a pond.
The Sneung temple are divided into two pats–East Sneung and West Sneung . the East Sneung
temple is located in Sneung pagoda, Sneung commune, Banan district,
about 22 kilometers southwest of the provincial town. The temple,
constructed of bricks on a hill, is 30 meters long and 20 meters wide.
It features three separate shrines and is similar in style to other
temples built during the 12th century. Behind the temple is a newer
Sampeou is a natural site located along Nateral Raod 57 in Sampeou
commune, Battambong district, about 12 kilometers from the provincial
town. Atop a 100-meter-high mountain stands a pagoda and three natural
caves: Pkasla. Lakhao and Aksopeak. Pkasla cave is full of uprooted
stones and is considered important because it is where Phnom Sampeou
residents come to celebrate after a marriage.
Next to the Phnom
Sampeou are several important mountain clusters, including Phnom Kdaong,
Phnom Krapeu1 Phnom Trung Moan, Phnom Trung Tear and Phnom Neang Romsay
Sok. All are related to the Khmer folktale titled Reachkal Neang Romsay
Kamping Puoy Basin
Komping Pouy Basin
is located between two mountain Phnom Ku or Phnom Ta Ngen and Phnom
Kamping Puoy–in Ta Nget village, Ta Kream Srok commune, about 35
kilometer-west of the provincial town. Kamping Puoy Bassin is 6 meters
long and 1,900 meters wide. During the rainy season the basin can hold
110 million cubic meters of water, which is used primarily for
agriculture. Kamping Puoy basin is ital to this area. Local people come
here to relax and fish in the basin for Domrei fish2.
Sork is located in Treing commune, Rattanak Mondul district, about 50
kilometers southwest of the provincial town. It has long been a popular
site or local people to visit. Sek Sork is a slope stream, about 500
meters long, from which water floes over a flat stone surface. there are
green forest nearby and wild bamboo grows in rows along the stream,
providing shade. Visitors to Sek Sork can also go to Pich Chenda
Dangtung water bubble and Laang Spean Andet site, which are only about 6
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