Battambang: Know All About UNESCO’s Newest City Of Gastronomy

The quiet provincial capital in north-west Cambodia has been honoured by UNESCO as a gastronomical destination, despite not housing even a single Michelin-starred restaurant.

Battambang just became the first-ever Cambodian city to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, a collection of 55 destinations renowned for various creative fields such as crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts, and music. 

To mark World Cities Day, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay designated 55 new cities, including Battambang in Cambodia, to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). The recent additions bring the total number of cities in the network to 350, spanning over a hundred countries and encompassing seven creative fields in total.

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