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Battambang Geography

Battambang administration and places


Battambang City is a city of Battambang Province. There are 10 communes (Sangkat):
1 – Svay Pour Sangkat (the town center)
2 – Watkor Sangkat( South of the city)
3 – Aurmal Sangkat (west of the city)
4 – Tuol Taek Sangkat (West of the city)
5 – Aurchar Sangkat (West of the city)
6- Chamka Samrong sangkat (North of the city)
7- ktol dauntav Sangkat (North of the city )
8 – Slaket Sangkat (North of the city)
9 – Rattanak Sangkat (East of the city)
10 - Prek Presdeak Sangkat (East of the city)
Sangkat Svay Pour and Sangkat Rattanak are the most populated regions.

Infrastructures
Infrastructures of Battambang City are remarkably progressive. However, Battambang city still encounters traffic jam during main festivals and ceremonies.
Main roads in the city:
•           National Road 5, Road #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (changed from Road #406 from Noreay Statue unction to Psar Leu junction), La Hague Road, Preah Vihear Road, 2 December Road, Road #50, Road #5 Old, Road #153, Road #154, Road #155, Road #156,
Main bridges across Sangkae River:  
Airport
Bek Chan Airport was a domestic airport. But now it has been suspended. Aircraft path for is 2.5 kilometers.

Economical Market

There are many economical markets ensemble in Battambang City for convenience of the customers.
Main markets:
•           Psar Thom Thmey
•           Psar Beung Chouk
•           Psar Thmey Battambang
•           Psar Leu
•           Borey Battambang Supermarket
•           Krong Battambang Supermarket
•           Borey Canadia Supermarket
Among, these main markets, Berey Battambang Supermarket are the nearer and more convenient market than others. Kong Battambang Supermarket is about 3m from the city while Borey Canadia Supermarket is only 1.5km.
Psar Thom Thmey is absolutely located in the city at the junction of Road #1, 2, 3, Preah Vihear and La Hague.
4- Entertainment
Amusement Park
There are many parks in Battambang City. They are used for amusement, exercise and relax after work and study.
Main parks:
•           Sor Kheng Park
•           Yu Voan Park
•           Road #1 Park
•           Road #155 Park
•           Mohatep ParkTa Rek Kroch and Yeay Toul Kandab Srov Park
Restaurant and entertainment club
There are many entertainment clubs and restaurants in Battambang City. These places are served for both international and national customers. They open both day and night.
•           Asean Beer Restaurant
•           Blue Restaurant
•           Bopha Tip Restaurant
•           Ex Gold Restaurant
•           Ek Phnom Restaurant
•           Ponleu Tbong Restaurant
•           Chib Sreng Restaurant
•           Sky Club
•           Gold Club
•           Chib Sreng Club
•           Steung Meas Club
•           Steung Sangke Club
You will easily find the restaurants there as well. There are more than 20 restaurants serve food for both morning and afternoon. Foreigners may find western style entertainment centers. Foreigner may rent bike and motorbike to ride also.
Cultural Village and Fruit
Tourists who come to visit Battambang never forget to visit cultural village located in Wat Kor Village, Wat Kor Commune. It is a village full of ancient houses. Moreover, you may go to Ksach Poy Village in Banan District to taste the delicious flavor of natural fruit planted by our local citizen.  
 

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