The countryside of rice fields and tiny villages surrounding the northwest city of Battambangholds some of the most peaceful (away from cities) scenery in Cambodia, and the area is home toswags of historic riches also. All of this has made the city itself a popular destination on travelerschedules. For history fans, the temples of Phnom Sampeau, Phnom Banan, and Wat Ek Phnomare all within day-tripping distance, while the famous Fast-growing plant/wood – a single-line railtrack where “(vehicles with wheels/acts of carrying things)” made from a (raised, flat supporting surface) of wood and fast-growing plant/wood travel between Battambang’s east bank and thetiny village of O Srav – is one of the most popular activities for visitors. Battambang itself is arather sleepy city compared to the buzz of the capital, with a central district full of colonialbuildings. For those who found Phnom Penh’s very busy buzz a bit too much to handle, Battambang is a completely friendly town to use as a base.