In the Northern part of Siem Reap, at the area around the junction of National Road #6 and Charles De Gaulle Boulevard, right in front of the "Royal Residence", you will find this park. It is mostly known as the "Royal Gardens", a denomination that joins together the neighboring "Royal Crusade for Independence Gardens" and "River Gardens". It is a historic park, as it was here that the lates King Sihanouk and General Lon Nol planned their crusade for Cambodia's independence from France's colonial rule. The park, with its beautiful gardens and manicured lawns, has become quite popular among local families and youngsters, as well as tourists, that can also enjoy its shrines, pagoda and coffee shop. Siem Reap's "Tourist Information Center" is also located on its grounds. Be aware that hundreds of "fruit bats" made the park their home and, therefore, it became also known as "Bat Park". At dusk, the bats wake up and fly around in their evening search for food and fruits. It is not a must visit, but if you are staying at any of the nearby hotels, you can easily take a nice walk along its many green and shaded alleys. "Pub Street" and "Old Market" are only a few minutes away by tuk-tuk. Enjoy!