Best time to visit Battambang
Battambang is the second largest city in Cambodia. In Battambang, Bamboo train and Phnom Sampeau are 2 famous attractions that you can’t miss. When is the best time to visit Battambang? Best time to visit Battambang is from November to Februaty.
Where is Battambang?
Battambang Province is located in western Cambodia and borders on Thailand. It was built in the 11th century and is located on the banks of the river, 292 kilometers from Phnom Penh and 80 kilometers from Siem Reap. Since ancient times, it has been a transportation and trade hub between Cambodia and Thailand. Because of its fertile soil, it is rich in rice and fruit, so it is called "the granary of Cambodia."
In addition to agriculture, Battambang is also rich in rubies and emeralds. These resources have made the trade of Battambang a great development. Even with these economic advantages, Madeham hopes to retain its colonial color, which is the primary reason for visiting the city. The pale yellow and matte blue colonial house become the most distinctive feature of Battambang. The French colonial buildings in Battambang City are still preserved. Markets, shops, hotels, etc. are concentrated in the center of the city.
Weather in Battambang（Annual）:
The climate of Battambang is divided into two seasons, the dry season and the rainy season. The rainy season is uncomfortable and cloudy, the dry season is hot and partly cloudy, and it is hot all year round. During the year, the temperature usually varies between 21 °C and 36 °C, rarely below 17 °C or above 40 °C.
Rainy season in Battambang - May to October
Dry season in Battambang – November to April
When is the best time to visit Battambang?
Best time to visit Battambang is in dry season from November to February. During the dry season, the weather is fine and does not rain, and the temperature is between 18 °C and 27 °C. This time is suitable for outdoor tourism activities.
If you plan to travel to Battambang in dry season, destinations in the following can be arranged in your Cambodian tour.
►Wat Ek Phnom Temple – It is at 8km north of the city centre and was built in the 10th century. The temple is inferior to the Angkor Wat monuments, but the scenery along the way is quite impressive.
►Wet Banan Temple - 25km away from south of the city, is similar in style to Angkor. Its repairs are better than Wat Ek Phnom. Many locals will come here for a picnic at the weekend.
►Bamboo train - The most famous attraction in Battambang is the bamboo train. The original bamboo train of Battambang is the most nostalgic train in the world. You can enjoy the idyllic scenery along the monorail railroad built in the French colonial era.
The bamboo train is actually an ultra-light bamboo frame that is braked by an engine. The bamboo car consists of a three-meter-long carriage. The panels of the carriage are made of bamboo, each of which can carry ten to fifteen people, or up to three tons of rice. The running speed is about 15 kilometers per hour. What is special about bamboo trains is that when two cars meet, the one with less load will be dismantled immediately for the other to pass. What interesting it is!
►Phnom Sampeau - The mountain is more than 20 kilometers from the southwest of Battambang. It has to climb 700 steps up to the mountain. There is a small temple tower and Buddha statue on the mountain of Phnom Sampeou.
It is a very popular attraction. Every day at 6 o'clock in the evening, thousands of bats fly out of the huge rock seams in the mountains. At the time of the day, many foreign tourists gathered here, brought with frozen beer, waiting to see the bats fly out to the sky.
Tips for visiting Battambang:
►Cloth: Cambodia has a tropical climate and can be dressed in summer. Due to strong light, it is recommended to apply a lot of sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun visor to avoid sunburn. Travel in the rainy season, don't forget to bring an umbrella.
►Cosmetics, skin care products: It is recommended to use oil-control sunscreen cosmetics and hydrating skin care products and sunscreens.
►Pharmaceutical products: You can bring some commonly used cold medicines, gastrointestinal drugs, anti-mosquito drugs, heatstroke drugs.