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Battambang Tuk-Tuk: Bamboo Train, Killing&Bat Caves, Sunset

Battambang Tuk-Tuk: Bamboo Train, Killing&Bat Caves, Sunset

Discover Battambang on this guided city tour. Explore the city on a tuk tuk before riding a bamboo train and marveling at stunning views of nature. You also get to visit Battambang's famous caves and try some local cuisine. Upon meeting your guide, start your journey by hopping on a tuk tuk to explore the city. Learn about the history, culture, religion, agriculture, folk tales, and other stories about Cambodia and Battambang. See historical buildings, along with the central market, provincial hall, and the symbol statue of Battambang. Then, your guide will take you to see Battambang's beautiful villages, fruit plantations, rice fields, and suspension bridge. Spend some time with the locals and get to talk with farmers. After that, hop on the bamboo train and admire the beautiful landscape along the way. Then, having a late lunch at a local restaurant in the village. Your next stop is Phnom Sampou, where you will get to taste rat barbecue, a popular local dish. Take a Motor bike or Pick up truck to the hill to see the Killing Cave and hear about the time of the Khmer Rouge (1975-1979) where over ten thousand victims were killed. Afterward, discover some temples, monkeys, viewpoints and sunset on the summit of the mountain before coming down to explore the Bat Cave. Witness wrinkle-leap bats flying out from the cave. End your journey by going back to your accommodation or to Pomme Bar in town with new memories and knowledge of the history and beauty of Battambang.

Siem Reap International Airport Transfer (SIA)

Siem Reap International Airport Transfer (SIA)

Enjoy direct transfers anywhere in null with Siem Reap International Airport transfers! Hop on a private or shared transfer and get around the city in no time.Feel at ease inside a shared or private transfer as your driver confidently takes you to your destination.Visit top tourist destinations with ease: Mad Monkey Hostel, Angkor Wat, Pub Street, Battambang, Le Meridien Angkor and Downtown.Curate the way you travel with convenient Siem Reap International Airport transfers booked through Klook! About Siem Reap International Airport Transfer Get a headstart on your next travel expedition with Siem Reap International Airport transfers. Enjoy guaranteed convenience and instant confirmation upon booking. Browse through a seamless interface where you can customize your transfer and vehicle type as well as add on child seats to accommodate young passengers. Meet and greet your professional driver holding a personalized sign upon arrival and be guided to your transfer, unlocking point-to-point transport with just a few clicks. From Siem Reap International Airport, choose your destination: go straight to your hotel, the city centre, or a popular tourist site unique to your current location. With experienced drivers at the helm of your transfer experience, avoid traffic and gain access to safe navigation, allowing you to simply relax after your flight. Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, as a family, or a big group of friends, you're assured of finding a suitable vehicle type to keep your traveling party together. Take your pick from a private sedan, shared commercial van, limousine bus, and more depending on your needs. Worry less and explore more: let your curated itinerary take shape and book return Siem Reap International Airport transfers on Klook at a later time as it flexibly adjusts to your schedule.

A Day TukTuk Handicrafts Bambootrain Killing&BatCaves,Sunset

A Day TukTuk Handicrafts Bambootrain Killing&BatCaves,Sunset

1. Battambang Province: Start with pickup at 7:20 AM from your accommodation or a restaurant. After that, get to know your guide and hear some stories about the history, culture, religion, agriculture, and folk tales of Cambodia and Battambang. Then, see some beautiful historical buildings, central market, provincial hall and the symbol statute of Battambang (Ta Dambong Kranhoung). 2. khmer rice noodle factory: Next, head to see where Khmer rice noodles are being made by locals. Learn about Khmer rice noodles, a famous food eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner instead of others Khmer dishes. Try some of the noodles as well. 3. Bamboo sticky rice production: Watch the locals cook bamboo sticky rice, which is prepared as a dessert or a sweet snack known as bamboo sticky rice. Bamboo sticky rice is famous for its delicious taste, and popular among tourists and locals. 4. Wat samrong knong: See the oldest Buddhist temple,e called Wat Samrong Knong, which was built in 1707. Marvel at the brick stupa that was built in 1887. Learn how the pagoda was used to house Khmer Rouge soldiers and also served as a detention area for their victims. See the torture house and killing field where approximately 10,008 victims were killed. 5. Rice paper production: After this, see how rice paper is produced. Learn how it is used for making famous and delicious spring rolls. Discover how it is still made for a living by the villagers, who can make at least 1,500 per day. 6. Rice wine production: Ride to the rice wine production plant which has been in use since the 1980s. Find out how rice wine has been made and sample some too. Hear how it was used for medication, and to soak plants, fruits, and even poisonous animals like cobras and tarantulas 7. Ek phnom Temples: View a 25 m-high giant Buddha that is surrounded by standing Buddha statues on either side. Then, walk to the beautiful Buddhist temple that was built in 1991. Go inside to see Buddha's story on the wall. Also, see the ruins of an Angkorian Hindu temple that was built in the 11th century under the rule of King Suryavarman I. 8. Battambang Return to the city and resume the tour and go on the bamboo train. 9. Bamboo Train Ou Srauo Laou: See beautiful villages, fruits plantations, rice fields, suspension bridge, local people living and stop to talk with farmers. Then, buy your ticket and board the bamboo train. Get a free massage too. Admire the scenery along the way. Then, having late lunch at a local restaurant in the village. 10. Phnom Sampou:(Killing cave) Before arrivingsee and test K F R (Rat barbecue). Take a taxi, truck, or walk to Phnom Sampou. see Killing Cave and the time of the Khmer Rouge (1975-1979) where over 10 thousand victims were killed. After seeing the caves, go up to see one of the highlights in Battambang, some temples, monkeys and viewpoints on the summit of the mountain. 11. Bat cave: After seeing a lot of viewpoints and sunset on the hill, come down to wait and see millions of wrinkle-leap bats flying out from the cave, taking over 50mn in the evening. At the last,go back to the hotel or to Pomme Bar in town.

Battambang: Bamboo Train, Killing Cave, Bat Cave & Sunset

Battambang: Bamboo Train, Killing Cave, Bat Cave & Sunset

This tour is offer to you a few places, such as Battambang statue, ancient house, swing bridge, bamboo train, killing cave, and bat cave with the sun set. This tour would be start at the afternoon. Tuk Tuk driver and guide would be included. All information about those place to be explore.

Amazing Countryside Bamboo Train and Killing Cave/Bat Cave

Amazing Countryside Bamboo Train and Killing Cave/Bat Cave

Discover the beautiful countryside with a secret place and drive through the villages non other can do. Then enjoy riding the Bamboo Train and Visit the Killing Cave of Khmer Rouge history. Watch millions bats fly out from the cave in the evening. After being picked up from your hotel, drive through beautiful villages and countryside. The Bamboo Train used to be a very useful transportation for local people. They used it to transport goods, animals, rice, and people after the war ended but now it’s become a famous and fun vehicle for tourists. Spend around an hour going and coming back from Odambang Village to Osrolau Village. Next, visit Phnom Sampov mountain. Save time and energy by renting a motorbike or car to go up the mountain. On the way up, see a beautiful pagoda. Continue to the Killing Cave where the Khmer Rouge killed many people. Learn about the history of the regime and why they killed so many people. After that, continue to the top where you will see the beautiful panoramic landscape of the Battambang region and its extensive green rice paddies. Lastly, watch the bats take flight. It is incredible to watch the long and endless line of bats as they fly out of the cave. Every evening, millions of bats fly to Tonle Sap Lake to feed on mosquitoes and insects, before returning in the morning.

From Siem Reap: Battambang Day Trip Bamboo Train, Bats Cave

From Siem Reap: Battambang Day Trip Bamboo Train, Bats Cave

Discover Battambang, the capital of Battambang province, on a day tour from Siem Reap. Explore off the beaten path, visit the Psa Nat market, and take the bamboo train through the countryside. Begin your tour with a comfortable hotel pickup in Siem Reap and head to Battambang. Once you arrive, visit the ancient Ek Phnom Temple, dating from the Angkorian times. Marvel at its massive white stone Buddha statue before heading to the Rice Paper Local Factory. After learning the importance of rice paper and how it is made, stop in the Psa Nat market and grab a bite. Once you've tried all the traditional foods, head to the old colonial buildings that housed the Governor. See traditional costumes and historic photographs. Next, experience the famous bamboo train ride. Sit back and relax as you ride through the countryside and past local villages. Finish your tour of Battambang with a visit to Phnom Sompov (Sompov Mountain). Watch millions of bats leave the cave during the beautiful sunset before returning to your Seim Reap hotel.

Cycling around the Village and Countryside-Half Day Morning

Cycling around the Village and Countryside-Half Day Morning

Explore local life on a unique and authentic tour of a Cambodian village. Visit the village of Odambang, where your guide was born, and learn about the local culture, traditions, and crops. Meet local people and sit down at their homes to chat with them. See the friendly kids who shout "Hello Hello" at you as you pass by. Visit a traditional house and learn about how locals sleep, cook, and eat. See different crops and fruit trees and learn about the different names of local plants. Visit a local school and see how the children study. Learn about the educational system in Cambodia. See monks and learn about the main religion in Cambodia. Find out how they live and how they become monks. Sometimes you will see them walk around the village to get alms from villagers. Ride through the beautiful and green countryside on a bike. Enjoy the shade of the trees and see lush rice fields in the rice season. Learn about how rice is grown and enjoy your time in the middle of the beautiful countryside.

Battambang Private Full-Day Tour Pick up from Siem Reap

Battambang Private Full-Day Tour Pick up from Siem Reap

Depart from your hotel early in the morning and head from Siem Reap to Battambang province. Begin your day with a sightseeing tour around the city of Battambang along the Steung Sangké river. Pass Battambang's gorgeous French colonial buildings on the way to Odam Bang village. From there, take a bamboo train through the region's rice paddies. This province is known as the country's “rice barn”, as it is the leading rice-producing province in Cambodia. After enjoying a picnic lunch, visit the iconic statue of Battambang (Ta Bambang Kragnoong) and the Governor's house before heading to the hilltop temples of Phnom Sampeau. The area's limestone hills are dissected by a number of caves, and some still contain unexpected reminders of Cambodia's horrific Khmer Rouge regime. Travel back along the Steung Sangké River and discover the region's tropical fruit orchards and vegetables planted along the fertile riverbanks of Steung Sangké River on the way back to your hotel in Siem Reap.

Full-Day Battambang Private Tour (Starting from Siem Reap)

Full-Day Battambang Private Tour (Starting from Siem Reap)

Tour start early at 5:00am as you can pack breakfast along with you or you can eat breakfast at any good restaurant along the way & lunch we eat along the way as well. Battambong city/Province : Located on the Norwest Side of Cambodia and is the fifth largest province of Cambodia. The province's fertile rice fields have led to a mostly agricultural economy giving rise to the moniker "the Rice Bowl of Cambodia". The province features a range of cultures as well as natural resources. Seventy five percent of the area is jungles and mountains. We will drive around to the city but this city not so big or modern if we compare with city of Siem Reap & Phnom Penh. Bamboo Train A reinvention of the famous bamboo rattler has been completed 500 metres from Wat Banan. Rails and sleepers from the original route have been used to lay a purpose built 4km track, running through some stunning scenic countryside alongside the Banan hills. Tickets are $5. Phnom Sampou An important religious site known throughout all Cambodia Phnom Sampov is a striking limestone mountain located on the road to Pailin about 12 km from Battambang. Like Wat Banan there are a series of steps leading up the mountain although an easier route up is on the back of a motorbike via a new road. On the top of the hill is a Wat and many stupas along with various shrines and grottos. During the Khmer Rouge period the mountain was used as a place to kill "enemies" of the regime and in what are known as the "killing caves" there is a memorial to these victims. Also on the mountain are two rusting artillery pieces which were used by the Cambodian government and their Vietnamese allies in the fight against the Khmer Rouge which ended in 1996. Although Phnom Sampov has a tragic past it is also a pleasant place to visit. The panoramic views from the top are truly breathtaking and there are a variety of food and drink stalls at the base of the mountain making it a great place to while away the hours. Every evening at nightfall thousands of bats make their way out of caves in the hillside to feed before returning at dawn. This natural phenomenon really is a "must see" for the visitor. Phnom Banoun Phnom Banan is some 22 kilometres to the south of Battambang, but worth a visit if you’ve time to spare. Like Ek Phnom, Banan is also originally 11th century-built, though it saw a Buddhist makeover during the 12th century and reign of Jayarvarman VII. The temple is constructed on top of a hill overlooking the Sangkar river and there’s a 358-step climb to the top, where five towers precariously remain. Wat Ek Phnom is an angkorian temple located on the left bank of the Sangkae River near the G Peam Aek spot approximately 13 km north of the city of Battambang in north western Cambodia. It is a Hindu temple built in the 11th century under the rule of king Suryavarman I. Although partly collapsed and looted it is famous for its well-carved lintels and pediments. Back your hotel in Siem Reap in late evning.

Private River Cruise from Siem Reap to Battambang

Private River Cruise from Siem Reap to Battambang

Private boat from Siem Reap to Battambang by Traditional Wooden Boats from Siem Reap to Battambang. The trip takes between six to eight hours, depending on the season and how high the water level is, and which direction you are going; the boat from Siem Reap to Battambang is shorter than the other way around. The views are gorgeous, passing by many small fishing villages, allowing visitors to get a sense of life on Cambodia’s riverside. A great way to combine sightseeing, travel, history, and relaxation, this one-way boat transfer from Siem Reap to Battambang is perfect for those who want to maximize a travel day and enjoy a slower and more traditional mode of transportation than buses and taxis.

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4.4
(14 reviews)

This tour was amazing! We started in Savet village, he told me about his background and we sat and talk about Cambodia history and culture. Then we went through the village to the bamboo train, again what an experience! Savet always very informative and with a good sense of humor. Killing cave and surroundings, amazing viewpoints to see and last the fabulous bat cave, it’s impressive! I learn so much today, Savet did much more than was expected and I’m grateful for all the things he shared, including the meaning of the name Battambang and the legend of the girl with magic hair. Savet is a very knowledgeable and skilled guide. I strongly recommend Savet, you will have a day that you’ll never forget. Thank you Savet 🙏

My partner and I did this tour with Samol, and we are so so happy we did! Honestly it was our lucky day that Samol was our tour guide and tuk tuk driver. Samol was extremely knowledgeable in all things Battambang and Cambodia. He was so fun, so kind and overall made our day unforgettable! We loved all aspects of the tour, the countryside was beautiful, the bamboo train was good fun and the lunch (we had beef lok lak) was delicious. We had the option to try barbecue rat which was interesting and we finished the day with an amazing spectacle of bats which overall made for a great experience. Highly recommend!

I decided to book this tour based on the positive reviews, I had high expectations and Samol delivered. We did everything listed on the description and much more. He told me the history of not only Battambang but Cambodia as well, but he also told me fun facts, current affairs, folktales and also many many jokes that kept me entertained during the almost 7 hours the tour lasted, and on top of that, he patiently and thoroughly answer every single question I had I was very lucky to be the only one that booked on the tour, got to get a private tour for myself only and overall, have a great experience

We had an amazing day with our tour guide Samol. Samol brought us to the main attractions in Battambang and was happy to answer any questions we had. It was very interesting to learn about not only Battambang but the whole of Cambodia. He kept us engaged up to the very end of the tour! I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone visiting Battambang.

Great price to get dropped off at the airport - driver was on time for the pick up