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.
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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.
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).
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.