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

1. 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.

A Day TukTuk Handicrafts Bambootrain Killing&BatCaves,Sunset

2. 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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Amazing Countryside Bamboo Train and Killing Cave/Bat Cave

5. 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.

Private River Cruise from Siem Reap to Battambang

6. 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.

Battambang: Temples & Bat Caves Tour with Bamboo Train Ride

7. Battambang: Temples & Bat Caves Tour with Bamboo Train Ride

Start the tour at 8.00am at the your Hotel is the meeting point. The tour focuses on showing the "real" Cambodia how local families still make their living today. You'll learn how the families make rice paper, prahoc (typical Cambodian fish paste), grolan (sticky rice stuffed with bamboo), and other Cambodian treats. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and the Battambang area is known for its high quality rice and oranges. A stopover will be made at Wat Ek Phnom. Wat Ek Phnom is a small, partially collapsed 11th-century temple surrounded by the remains of a laterite wall and an ancient baray (reservoir). Above the east portal to the central temple is a lintel showing the churning of the Ocean of Milk. This is a very popular picnic and pilgrimage destination for Khmers, especially on local holidays, and especially for women trying to conceive. You will return to Battambang around 12:30pm. Ride the Bamboo Train, an original means of transport on the railroad tracks - 2 axles with wheels, covered with a bamboo mat with padding. If there is oncoming traffic, the vehicle is simply lifted off the rails and then used again. The Bamboo Train stops at a small settlement. The people are very friendly, the children surround you and laugh and enjoy the pictures on the cameras. Wat Banan, a beautiful and serene Angkorian temple on a hilltop with great views. Then visit the only vine plantation in Cambodia, located on the way between the Banan Mountains and Battambang. The wine produced here can be tasted directly at the winery or in some restaurants. In the area there are other fruit plantations such as oranges, bananas, dragon fruit and many vegetable plantations. Continue to Phnom Sampeau, which can be reached via 150 steps. This temple is a pilgrimage site for Cambodians. Here was a Khmer Rouge front line. In the mountain there is a so-called Killing Cave, in which the Khmer Rouge murdered critics of the regime. The rock also has a large bat cave.

Battambang Private Full-Day Tour Pick up from Siem Reap

8. 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.

Battambang Private Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap

9. Battambang Private Full-Day Tour 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.

Bamboo Train rice field Killing Cave Bat Cave&sun set

10. Bamboo Train rice field Killing Cave Bat Cave&sun set

Take a tour with Pao Experience the lush green landscapes and beautiful attractions of Battambang yourself. Enjoy the ride with Mr.Pao. Hello Sir/Madam, I’m Pao as some of many guests knew me already. I was born in Battambang province my parent are very poor family live in the off town so I know how difficult it is when I’m poor. I’m Pao Ieng represent to this Tuk Tuk organization which has more than 200 Tuk Tuk drivers around battambang.They decided to choose job as a driver of Tuk Tuk as it’s a great job and we love talking and meeting with the people who come from all over the world. We guess that it’s the best part of working in tourism and help my country too because many people leaving from homeland to find an other job to do. We are very flexible and can help you set up an itinerary, arrange accommodation, transportations. I have only an honest idea to help the TukTuk Tuk Driver who made your day or bring you to the best places.We will take our best responsibility to bring you to the wonderful places as you want to go or we will guide you also. And we are sure that you’ll like it as your dream. If you need any information, please don’t be hesitating to ask us. We are here to help you. Thank you very much of spending your time to know about us and we hope that you will choose our tour services while you’re here visiting in battambang poor Country side..... in the world has different life. So why? The answer is because we have different societies. Culture, economic, education and politics affect every aspect of our lives. Cambodia has a very hard condition country because we had had the war all the times. During the Khmer Rough regime it was the terrible time for our people. Many people died because they got killed by the Khmer Rough. Khmer Rough killed all educated people because they believed that all of them will become their enemies in the future. So to build their society stronger they forced all people to work as farmers. As a result, during that regime was the worst history for our country; it was the wrong decision of the leader and our political condition was difficult, to say the least. Battambang. Best regards Pao tuk tuk Experience!

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4.4
(14 reviews)

I had a great day with Samol. His explanations of the history of the places, Battambang and Cambodia, both in English and French, were clear and complete and exceeded my expectations. Plus, I had the guide and the tuktuk all for myself! The tour allows you to discover the main places of the region, such as the Bamboo Train and, best of all, the flight of the bats at sunset. I recommend !

We went on a fabulous tour with the friendly Sambath. He drove us safely through the area in his tuk-tuk and gave us lots of interesting information about the country and its people. Because it was so nice, we went on another tour with him the very next day. Absolutely worth it, a great experience! Thank you Sam, all the best to you!

It would be a really great tour. Our guide was super nice and told us a lot about the history of Cambodia and Battambang. The activities were great and the tuck tuck ride was great for taking in the scenery. We recommend everyone to take this tour.

We were a group of 5 friends and were delighted with Vatthana☺️ very friendly, smiling and available..he really explained everything to us in perfect English and was very attentive to us!! We really recommend it with our eyes closed 👍🏻👍🏻

A brilliant day out with our guide “small but spicy” Somul. Great fun and excellent knowledge of Cambodia and the local area. Would highly recommend a day out in Wendy (the tuk tuk)