The charming town of Battambang has
some of the best preserved French colonial
architecture in the country and there are also
a number of temples in the area. Visit Phnom
Banan and climb the hill to reach the 12th-century
Prasat Bannon Temple. At the top
enjoy the view over the surrounding plains.
Also visit La Maison de Coco, an organisation
that assists underprivileged local families.
Battambang can be visited on the way
between Phnom Penh and Angkor for a
chance to experience local life in Cambodia.
During the high water season (August –
February) you can take a speedboat down
the Stoeng Sangke River and across Tonle
Sap to Siem Reap.
With white sand and a laid-back
atmosphere, Sihanoukville is a beautiful
yet relatively undiscovered seaside
destination. Relax on the beaches,
enjoy the local cuisine or take a trip to
the nearby tropical islands. Snorkelling,
scuba diving and fishing are also
available. Along the seashore, restaurants
and bars provide fun into the night.
Sihanoukville is situated on the Gulf of
Thailand, 3-4 hours from Phnom Penh
by road. It's a great place for a few days of relaxation at the end of your Cambodia holiday.