Battambang is Cambodia’s second-largest city and the capital of Battambang Province, which was founded in the 11th century. It is the former capital of Monton Kmer and lies in the heart of the Northwest of Cambodia. Until the war years, in which almost every infrastructure was destructed it was the leading rice-producing province of the country.

The network of charming old French shophouses clustered along the riverbank is the real highlight here, and there are several pagodas scattered around the town. One of the most famous hills is Phnom Sampeau (Ship Hill).

Battambang is the leading rice and crops-producing province of the country.