Last updated by joyce at 2013-11-3
Battambang is the second largest city of Cambodia. It is an important transport hub in northwestern Cambodia, connecting Phnom Penh and Thailand with Cambodia. Since ancient times, it has been the hub of communications and trade between Cambodia and Thailand. Battambang is 292 kilometers away from Phnom Penh and 80 kilometers away from Siem Reap. It is located by Sangke River and Sangke River runs though the area of Battambang, forming picturesque scenery. Battambang has a total area of about 10 square kilometers and a population of 100,000. The annual average temperature of Battambang is 26.9℃ and the annual precipitation is 1,365 mm. Battambang boasts a number of tourist attractions of historical importance, such as Battambang provincial museum where a variety of works of art in the 10th and 11th century are exhibited. Besides, the French-style buildings in the city add some dynamism and variety to Battambang. Battambang abounds with numerous small temples, mainly distributing on both sides of the rivers.
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