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THE BATTAMBANG BAMBOO TRAIN RIDE…PAST & PRESENT

Let’s ride the bamboo train (again)! The Battambang bamboo train was an institution for many years. However, as Cambodia’s rail infrastructure grew the original location stopped offering rides when a train service started. A local entrepreneur set up an imitation ride on a purpose-built track elsewhere in Battambang that had more the feel of a

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ALMS GIVING TO MONKS

One of the most spiritually enlightening experiences a tourist to Cambodia can see is the donation of alms to monks. Each morning saffron robed monks leave their pagodas either singly, or in a group, to walk through towns and villages to collect donations of food. Monks are expected to walk barefoot, though in the cities

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BACK TO BATTAMBANG

A Touch of Asia recently visited charming Battambang as part of an inspection trip. As on previous visits we were enchanted by the slow-paced small town, easy access to friendly villages and the well-preserved colonial architecture. Battambang is a logical third destination after Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The three locations are on three points

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THE SLOW BOAT TO BATTAMBANG

Lonely Planet described the journey from Siem Reap to Battambang as ‘Cambodia’s most memorable boat trip’ and we would have to agree. Yes, it’s long but also incredibly scenic as we saw last week by testing the services. Starting from Siem Reap the boat passes floating villages, Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary (where a short visit can be arranged), edging

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