While Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city, it doesn’t seem that big. And it is pretty interesting. The French left behind an urban plan, parks, and colonial architecture, including an art deco market. A scenic river runs through the center. Statues are scattered around town. There are many interesting modern temples with impressive statues. It was a nice place to spend a few days.

Impressive paintings on the ceiling.
Impressive paintings on the ceiling.
A modern Angkor-style gateway.
A modern Angkor-style gateway.
Hanging out with the Buddha.
Hanging out with the Buddha.
Admiring one of Battambang's many modern temples.
Admiring one of Battambang’s many modern temples.
Monk at the door.
Monk at the door.
Nice parking place.
Nice parking place.
A kid on a motorbike drives past the market.
A kid on a motorbike drives past the market.
Photography studio street in Battambang.
Photography studio street in Battambang.
A typical shop.
A typical shop.
At the temple.
At the temple.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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