Battambang is the capital city in north western Cambodia. Founded in the eleventh century by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is the main rice-delivering region of the nation. For almost 100 years it was a noteworthy business center point and commonplace capital of Siamese territory of Inner Cambodia, however it was constantly populated by Khmer, with some ethnic Vietnamese, Lao, Thai and Chinese. Battambang remains the center point of Cambodia's northwest, associating the district with Phnom Penh and Thailand. The city is arranged on the Sangkae River, a serene, little waterway that breezes its path beautifully through Battambang Province. Similarly as with quite a bit of Cambodia, French Colonial design is a striking part of the city, with a portion of the best-protected cases in the nation.
Battambang was set up as an imperative exchanging city with around 2,500 inhabitants in the eighteenth century. West of town, Banan is a peak sanctuary with 5 towers, dating from the Angkor period. The mountain sanctuary complex Phnom Sampeau has expansive perspectives. Gives in inside the mountain contain Buddhist holy places, and were utilized by the Khmer Rouge administration as slaughtering hollows. More remote west, Kamping Puoy store was worked by detainees of the Khmer Rouge and is currently a prevalent excursion territory. The "bamboo prepare," a little bamboo stage on wheels, keeps running on an extend of limited measure railroad line amongst Battambang and adjacent towns, transporting individuals and products.