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Cambodia Kampong Cham Province

Kampong Cham province is situated northeastern of Phnom at the Mekong River flatlands. Capital is Kampong Cham town, which is mostly visited by western travellers. Attractions are several temples on Phnom Pros hill and the Bamboo bridge, which is build every year new after it's washed away during wet season. The road on the whole way to Laos was a couple years ago dirt road but is in the meantime of good quality.

Cambodia Kampong Cham Province - Info

  • Capital: Kampong Cham. 3rd largest city. 63'000 people. On the Mekong river. 120km northeastern of Phnom Penh.
  • Population: 1.7 mio. Second most populated province.
  • Location: Northern Phnom Penh. Mekong River. Primarily central lowlands.
  • Etymology: Most people are Khmer. Cham minority (Moslems & Christians )
  • Vietnam Border Crossing: Trapeang Phlong (Cambodia) - Xa Mat (Vietnam). Regular busses on Vietnam side.

Cambodia Kampong Cham City - Info

  • Info: Almost every foreigner is a backpacker. Poor city. Few modern buildings. Rather dirty.
  • People: Very friendly and open in engaging with tourists.
  • Boats: 2-3 hrs to Phnom Penh, 5-6 hrs to Kratie.
  • Road: Highway 7. Good condition all the way up to Laos border.
  • Distance Kratie: 100km. Dirt road in good condition.

Cambodia Kampong Cham Province - Attractions

  • Nokor Wat: Angkorian temple. 11th centrury.
  • Apsara dances: Occasional 5pm mainly at weekends behind Wat Nokor.
  • Pros and Srei Mountain: 2 brandnew concrete buildings on top of hills.
  • Phnom Hanchey: Temple on a hilltop. 25km northern.
  • Bamboo Bridge: To Koh Paen island. On another side are endless Cham and Khmer villages. The bridge is washed away in wet season and rebuilt every dry season.
  • Pros Mountain: 30m tall. Series of temples at the top. Centrepiece is a 5 pagoda temple.
  • Srey Mountain: 308 steps. Ruined temple. No monks. Several people collect donations from visitors.
  • Killing fields: Between the mountains. Cement shed and a pile of bones.
  • Wat Maha Leap: One of the feww remaining wooden pagodas. 20km from town. On another side of the river. Need guide or tuk tuk driver.

Cambodia Kampong Cham City - Eat

  • Smile Cafe
  • Mekong Crossing
  • Lazy Mekong Daze
  • Hao An
  • San Te Hap Rest
  • Spien Thmei Restaurant
  • Destiny Coffee House
  • Mekong Sunrise

Cambodia Kampong Cham City - Drink

  • Riverside Beers
  • Fresh sugar cane juice

Cambodia Kampong Cham Province - Hotels

  • Mekong Hotel
  • Mekong Sunrise
  • Monorom VIP Hotel
  • Mittapheap Hotel
  • Leupviraksa Hotel
  • Monorom Hotel
  • Kim Srun Guesthouse
  • Spean Thmey Guesthouse
  • Serey Pheap Guesthouse
  • Rana Country Home Stay
  • Mariya Hotel and Restaurant
  • Bophear Guesthouse
  • Mekong Bamboo Hut

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