Battambang as a tourist destination?

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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by Takmav » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:07 pm

There's also a street one and a half. Well worth visiting.
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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by ExPenhMan » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm

Good thread.

Is there a Lucky Supermarket, Angkok Mart or some such in Battambang?

What airline flies to BB? Just checked Cambodian Angkor and Bassaka. No luck.

I once considered Siem Reap as a place to settle down but got turned off by a number of factors, including a dodgy power supply. Does BB get the usual brown-outs or complete failure of electricity supply?
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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by pczz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:11 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Good thread.

Is there a Lucky Supermarket, Angkok Mart or some such in Battambang?

What airline flies to BB? Just checked Cambodian Angkor and Bassaka. No luck.

I once considered Siem Reap as a place to settle down but got turned off by a number of factors, including a dodgy power supply. Does BB get the usual brown-outs or complete failure of electricity supply?
is there a Lucky Supermarket in Snooky or kampot? I once considered Snooky and kampot as places to settle down but got turned off by a number of factors, including a dodgy power supply and far too many backpackers :stir:
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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:18 pm

best thing about batt is ur only 75 minutes to Thailand :-)
when i was last thru there last year found it as boring as my previous stay in 2012
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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:26 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Good thread.

Is there a Lucky Supermarket, Angkok Mart or some such in Battambang?

What airline flies to BB? Just checked Cambodian Angkor and Bassaka. No luck.

I once considered Siem Reap as a place to settle down but got turned off by a number of factors, including a dodgy power supply. Does BB get the usual brown-outs or complete failure of electricity supply?
I was not there long enough to have a good look around but I did not spot any supermarket or Kwik-e-mart anywhere. I did see a KFC, Pizza Company, Swensens and a Gloria Jeans, unfortunately.

The power was out for at least an hour one morning. My hotel had a bloody great generator outside that apparently failed to kick in. I saw them tinkering with it later. But then supply is very patchy. Even in PP it's pretty good at Riverside and BKK1 while at the place I lived at Orussey it went out a lot.

There's an airport?
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Post by Username Taken » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:28 pm

"I did see a KFC, Pizza Company, Swensens and a Gloria Jeans"

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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by Takmav » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:50 pm

ExPenhMan wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Good thread.

Is there a Lucky Supermarket, Angkok Mart or some such in Battambang?

What airline flies to BB? Just checked Cambodian Angkor and Bassaka. No luck.

I once considered Siem Reap as a place to settle down but got turned off by a number of factors, including a dodgy power supply. Does BB get the usual brown-outs or complete failure of electricity supply?
Yes. It's a 2 storey building one block south of the highway and just back from the River. Mainly Thai products. There are also some stores on the north side of the market near the new Seng Hout hotel.

Never saw any planes. The airport is very close town.

Don't remember any power cuts but we were out a lot.
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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by (┛◉Д◉)┛ » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:45 am

there is a large building out near where the long distance buses stop. i am fairly certain it has a supermarket, but too far to walk from the riverside
this:
https://www.google.com.kh/maps/place/%E ... 03.1761265

re planes: have checked at a few online places and still unable to get any info on planes into battambong. also didnt see any coming or going. sure you can see the airport there on google maps
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Post by (┛◉Д◉)┛ » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:01 am

there is a pommy brexit bar stool about here but too recent for google maps
https://www.google.com.kh/maps/@13.1009 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Battambang as a tourist destination?

Post by BTB » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:39 am

Battambang is WAY too boring.... Please stay in Kampot/Snooky/PP etc...Just the way we like it...
There is an airport but the only flights are when VIP"S are visiting, HE etc...
Try "River Bar" for a relaxing arvo/evening...Outdoor bar...
The circus is well worth a look...
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