Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Battambang

Well-preserved French Colonial architecture complemented by a bucolic landscape of rice paddies, temples and villages. Explore Angkorian ruins perched atop rocky promontaries, jump on the famous rickety Bamboo Train or drift down to great Tonle Sap.

Battambang Map

“Although there is not one singular reason to visit Battambang, the combination of beautiful scenery, peaceful countryside, the famous local circus, and the charm of the town makes this a great inclusion on any comprehensive tour of Cambodia.”

Enfys Maloney, Team Leader

On the banks of the Sangkae River, west of the great Tonle Sap Lake, you will find the charming town of Battambang, one of Cambodia's largest settlements. Far less visited than Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Battambang is a laid-back town offering visitors a glimpse into the ?real' Cambodia. The town is home to some of the best preserved French-Colonial buildings in the country as well as countless temples and markets. Battambang Province is blessed with fertile land, making the surrounding countryside lush and beautiful.

Recommended Accommodation in Battambang

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Battambang.

Experiences in Battambang

Battambang offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Battambang

The Climate Guide for Battambang is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 31 33 35 36 34 33 32 32 31 30 30 30
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 19 21 23 23 25 24 25 24 24 23 22 20
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 8 9
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11
Heat and Humidity Discomfort High Very High Very High Extreme Extreme Very High Very High Very High Very High High High High
Days with some Rainfall 1 2 4 7 15 13 17 17 17 16 7 3
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 5 16 53 86 160 163 179 190 261 241 79 17
UV Index (Maximum) 10 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10 9