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1, 2 or 3 nights

Hi i am planning to visit Cambodia in November And would like to see Battambang. I would be coming from Siem Reap so thought as i have done Sr before maybe stay there 3 nights and then onto Battambang for few days and Back to SR then onto PNH and leave my luggage at my hotel in SR?

Was wondering if it is better for a day or 2 as i know it is small and hotels are really dirty cheap too. I do like peace and quiet.

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1. Re: 1, 2 or 3 nights

Why back-track to SR? - you can go from Battambang onwards to PP quite easily.

Battambang needs a couple of days minimum so 3 nights there is good. Battambang is actually the 2nd largest city in Cambodia with a population of around 200,000

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We are doing a similar thing next week. I don't think one night would be enough and three would be better if you can fit it in. Our plans include kayaking, cycling, cooking class, touring country side, circus performance, exploring the art scene. We are going to catch the local bus to Battambang, but plan to have a private van take us back as the return timetable didn't work for us. I found that accommodation in Battambang seems to be more expensive than in Siem Reap with fewer choices. I'll post a report when we get back.

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Thanks guys. Maybe i might just upgrade to 3 then i found really cheap accommodations for 3 star hotels as little as £25 for 2 nights!

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So i decided to do

Phuket into siem reap

Siem Reap 3 nights 4 days

Siem Reap into Battambang via Mekong Express

Battambang 2 nights

Battambang into Phnom Penh via Mekong Express

Phnom Penh 3 nights

Then PNH into Bangkok.

Thanks for the help guys made it easier to plan for sure.

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I'm hoping to follow route / itinerary next month. How did this work out for you? Thanks Rebecca

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Hi there. Having just moved here on Oct.1st from Van. Can

I cannot say enough good about Battambang. This is the real Cambodia. If I were you I would take the boat to see the spectacular floating villages. Its 5-6 hours and $20 so bring your adventurous side and go with it. Stock up on some sun screen and water and some food although you will stop for a toilet and food break choices are limited. Tons of accommodation and super cheap as its low season so barter a bit. I like being near the central market Phsar Nat of which there are many places $10 fan $15 a/c etc.

Have fun and please never hesitate to ask me further info.

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I was in Battambang earlier this year and i suggest two full days, one to explore the Killing Caves, Ancient House, and the bamboo train. The other day just wander around town , enjoy the restaurants and try a food massage.

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thanks guys. I will be staying at The Emerald BB next month. Worked out i will be there for around 2 full days.

Will definately bring my adventurous side. I almost cancelled it because it looked really old and boring but then I remembered that's the whole point of going there...going off the beaten track.

I want to take some really good pictures can anyvody recommend places or routes for me to take?

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For photo opps - walking around town will give you heaps of shots of old (decaying) Colonial buildings. The colours and details of these buildings made some great photography while we were there a couple of years ago. Out in the countryside - the landscape around the killing caves is beautiful - very flat and green with a few small conical mountains popping up. There are good views on the way up the mountain where you go to see the caves. You can also get a tuk-tuk out to villages where fish is processed - making fish sauce as well as dried fish. We got some great photos there too. Some of our best sightseeing was done in the countryside around Battambang, but we felt the town itself to be a bit depressed. Just my opinion - many would disagree!

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