Day 5 – Pick up at 7.am Hotel in Siem Reap
(Day 5-6 in Battambang – 2 nights 3 days
At 07.00 we’ll travel by car to one of the ruined Buddhist Temples of Banteay Chmar north west of Siem Reap, close to the Thai border. After exploring the Banteay Chmmar temple we will drive to the vibrant city of Battambang (approximately 3 hour drive) for hotel check in and lunch.
Pick up at 14.30
We’ll take an afternoon drive to Phnom Sampaove (Sampaov Mountain) where, during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, massacres occurred in places such as The Killing Cave and The Theatre Cave. The mountain is topped with a beautiful Buddhist statue and gives us a perfect sunset view.
Day 6 – Battambang
Pick up 07.00
We start the day at Prasat Ek Phnom, one of the main Buddhist temples in this area. Our journey takes us past the green villages along the Sangke River. After Ek Phnom, we’ll take a ride on the Bamboo train which passes by other villages and green paddy fields.
Lunch/ Break/ Hotel.
Pick up 2.30pm
After lunch we’ll spend time walking around Battambang City and then drive to Phnom Banan (Banan Temple) stopping along the way to explore a local village.
Back to the hotel.