Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city. It’s also very difficult to get to. There isn’t an airport. You can drive there from Phnom Penh in about 4 hours, or from Siem Reap in about 3. It’s also about 2 hours from the Thai border. Having said that, once you’re there it’s a nice place and interesting too. The architecture is a mix of Khmer, Thai, Italian and French. It’s a main hub for the North West of the country, and its connection to Thailand is important.

It contains many temples, and has some important 12th century ruins not far from the town. It makes an interesting stop if you’re driving from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and have time on your hands. Like many provincial towns in Cambodia, It does have a gay community, but they are discrete.

There’s a really interesting tour guide on one of the hotel’s websites you might like to read here –

Au Cabaret Vert – Battambang

Gay management. Your hotel with natural pool in the heart of Battambang.

In a charming tropical garden, our villas with private terrace offer a moment of serenity before discovering the charm of Battambang: authentic handicrafts, gorgeous landscape and exotic countryside.
Our team will recommend you the best tours of Battambang.

After your day trip, let’s order a cocktail at the poolside to watch the sunset, and then enjoy our French and Cambodian fine cuisine.

They have more information on their website here –

The Battambang Comfort Inn

Very cheap and gets good reviews for the price. Gay owned and run, same owner as Khmer Delights Restaurant.  Restaurant & Barserving western/Khmer cuisine. Full bar service. Both open from 7.30 am ’till late.  Guest House accommodation with 4 double bedrooms, with en suite. USD 15 per night per person with air conditioning, USD 12 per night per person with fan. Clean. No TV (yet).  On site male massage service (2 rooms dedicated for massage). Massage rates on application.  Location: Opposite Royal Hotel, near Psar Nat central market (central Battambang City area).

Bric-à-Brac – Battambang, Cambodia

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Location, Location, Location! Just 3 rooms and 3 floors, but each one is a design statement. Bric-à-Brac B&B offers the only luxury rooms in the old colonial quarter of Battambang, the heart of the city.

Our recent renovations are inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, embracing and  glorifying transience and natural ageing. We’ve preserved the building’s original features and distressed finishes, sealing them under layers of glaze, styling our rooms with antiques and  period pieces from across Asia. Floors range from vintage Battambang green swirl-motif tiles to very contemporary highly-glazed polished concrete replete with Persian carpets.

We have just three rooms to let.

There is also the Libations Bar

Join us in Battambang at Libations Bar nightly at Bric-à-Brac from 5-9 pm, over sunset drinks, a glass of champagne or wine, charcuterie and cheese platters.

Relish our home-made rillette potted pork with fresh-baked baguette. Our Battambang bar is open to guests and their friends, with seating along the sidewalk/footpath, in our lobby or even at the long table in our showroom. Great atmosphere flanked by exquisite textiles and antiques, rarefied company, and delicious victuals. We’re located in the heart of Battambang’s colonial district, just 1 block south of CentralMarket/Psar Nath and a minute’s walk to the river.
You can’t be more central than this!

For all their details see their website on

Ecstatic Adventure Travel

ecstatic-webWelcome to the world of Ecstatic Adventure Travel. We specialise in trips to South East Asia, and in particular to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Our country is steeped in history, from the temples of the Angkorian Kings to the modern buildings of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Yet we are not a culture that lives in the past. Our cities are modern and vibrant. They have a bustling life and we want to share it all with you.

Join us and we will take you through our special places and help you to see all the fantastic sights Cambodia has to offer.

Whether you are a budget traveller with only a couple of days to spare, and want to see the highlights of Angkor, or a seasoned traveller and want nice accommodation while you linger through the country, we have a package to suit you.

So, welcome to Ecstatic. Come and see what we can do for you.

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The Sanctuary – Battambang Town

The Sanctuary Villa, Battambang Town, Cambodia Nested in a lushly green, peaceful, and strategically located within the charming town area of Battambang, The Sanctuary is truly a great base for travellers who wish to explore this local town and its surrounding attractions. The Sanctuary only offers five unique and individual tropical villas for single, double, triple or family occupancies to ensure utmost comfort and privacy of our guests. Each villa is designed to represent each of five elements. Water (Nero Villa), Earth (Geo Villa), Fire (Pyro Villa), Wind (Aero Villa) and the fifth element (Quintessence villa). 70% of our property is green and relaxation areas featuring a salt water pool, water flower and green garden, and a grand traditional Khmer Pavillion. The Sanctuary is also designed to be alike the Khmer Buddhist temple which consist of the main pagoda (The grand Pavilion surrounding by the water), a hall (Dinning area/Entertainment Centre), quarters for monk/priest (The five villas) and a pond. These reflex our name of ‘Sanctuary’ where you can relax and find your own space like your home away from home in the Khmer cultural hub of Battambang town.

Oh Yeah! Restaurant. Enjoy renowned and delicious Khmer, Thai and International food at our Oh Yeah! Restaurant prepared by our experienced and keen chef with spot-on services. Our menus are available here

Gay owned and managed, same owners as Kool Hotel, Siem Reap.

They have a website with all their details here –