This is the second most populous city in the country and has always been a popular destination for the local because of the many nearby ancient temples and Buddhist shrines. It’s well-known by its bamboo railway. Aside, its town is at the heart of Cambodia’s “rice bowl”, and still has a very untouristed, local atmosphere with much of the architecture being French colonial and traditional Cambodian.
Battambang means “lost staff”, is named after a legend involving a staff thrown by a Khmer king to achieve and maintain power in the area.
The interested places to visit as like Phnom Sampeu, a hill with caves of Buddha statues and also was where Khmer Rough conducted their killings, the 12th Century Prasat Snung, Wat Banan, Wat Ek Phnom etc.