Battambang, a province with the second largest population after Phnom Penh, is located in the northwest of Cambodia with a distance of 291 kilometers from Phnom Penh.
Sharing a part of the border with Thailand, the province has potentials for economy, agriculture, and tourism. It is widely known for its leading production of agricultural crops, especially rice, and tasty tropical fruits, particularly sweet oranges, sweet coconuts, and sweet mangos.
With regard to its potential for tourism, Battambang has various types of attractions for tourists to explore, namely French colonial architecture, early-20th-century-constructed charming traditional Cambodian wooden houses, Buddhist shrines, ancient temples, waterfalls, caves, and historical Khmer Rouge-period dam, some of which are located in the provincial town, while some are in the nearby countryside.
Journeys to Battambang can be taken for about five hours from Phnom Penh through the National Road 5. After their stay in Battambang, tourists may resume their trip to the nearby provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey or Siem Reap or the other way round.