Kampong Cham Cambodia Travel Guide

Kampong Cham Travel Guide
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Kampong Cham Cambodia is a smallish city on the Mekong River 125 km north east of Phnom Penh. It is not heavily touristed and is a pleasant place to spend a few days particularly if you have come from the heavy tourist destinations of Siem Reap. We spent a couple of pleasant days there to break our journey and stayed in a very nice very reasonably price hotel a short walk to the river.

Organising an onward journey is very easy at either the bus station or the hotel.

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Things To See & Do In Kampong Cham Cambodia

Nokor Wat

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

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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