Kampong Cham Cambodia Travel Guide A Vagabond Life
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Kampong Cham, situated on the Mekong River, is a small city in Cambodia located around 125 km northeast of Phnom Penh. It is not crowded with tourists, making it a delightful place to spend a few days, especially if you have just come from Siem Reap. We had a delightful two-day stay in a reasonably priced hotel, which was a short walk from the river, breaking our journey. Getting transport for onward journeys is easy, and can be done either from the hotel or the bus station.
Organising an onward journey is very easy at either the bus station or the hotel.
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An Angkor temple dating from the 11th century some of the mausoleums are open to visitors and contain piles of bones and skulls from the Khmer Rouge’s genocidal reign. Inside one of the buildings is a very elaborate series of wall paintings, depicting torture and executions, followed by scenes of heaven and the afterlife
French Lookout Tower
The Kampong Cham Cambodia French lookout tower is on the other side of the river, and was once used for observing river traffic. It’s still standing but in a decaying state. You can climb the stairs inside the tower and have a good view on the bridge, the Mekong and the small village next to the tower. Be careful as the stairs are steep and difficult to climb
Phnom Hanchey is a temple that sits on a hilltop with stunning views of the Cambodian landscape. Get there early to see the sunrise over the Mekong.
Wat Maha Leap
Wat Maha Leap is one of the few remaining wooden pagodas in Cambodia,and quite lovely. Wat Maha Leap is 20km from Kampong Cham Cambodia on the other side of the river, so you will need to organise a local guide to get there. Visit the nearby village well known for its silk weaving.
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