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Samraong Northwestern Cambodia


Samraong  is an extremely isolated backwater that is only just beginning to pull itself from the murky depths of its war-torn past. It was once a frontline in the brutal Khmer Rouge civil war that raged across Cambodia. There would be little infrastructure, then it is little to see. It is worth for someone who [...]
Sisophon Northwestern Cambodia


Sisophon is the provincial capital of Banteay Meanchey province, Cambodia. This is a small town in North-western Cambodia. Stueng Sisophon is a medium sized river that meanders round the southern circumference of the town. The town’s main tourist draw is the Banteay Chhmar temple complex, which offers a more remote and atmospheric alternative to the Angkor [...]
Pursat Northwestern Cambodia


Located on the western side of the Tonle Sap lake, Pursat province is covered mainly by mountainous terrain. Although the province is not home to many ancient temples, the highlight of this province concerns the history of the war between Siamese and the Khmers that took place just before the French Colonial era in Cambodia. An popular [...]
Preah Khan Northwestern Cambodia

Preah Khan

One of the greatest karst temples of Angkor complex – a must for visitors to Cambodia. Full of carvings, passages and photo opportunities, tt originally served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. For a short period it was also the residence of King Jayavarman VII during the reconstruction of his permanent [...]
Preah Vihear Northwestern Cambodia

Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear province, which borders Thailand and Laos to the north, is home to three of the most captivating temples of the Angkorian era: the Preah Vihear temple, the Koh Ker temple, and the Preah Khan Kampong Svay temple. It also houses communities of many ethnic hill tribes. Koh Ker used to be a capital of the Khmer Emperor [...]
Phnom Sampeau Northwestern Cambodia

Phnom Sampeau

Phnom Sampeau – a hilltop temple on the road to Pailin, Battambang – is one of the main locations of Battambang’s killing fields, with a large cave where victims were thrown either after being bludgeoned or having their throats cut, or simply to their death. You many see the children, some of whom speak very good [...]
Kampong thom Northwestern Cambodia

Kampong thom

Kampong Thom central province of Cambodia is one of five provinces located at the lower part of the Tonle Sap Lake and rich in historical sites such as temples from the pre-Angkorian era. The famous ancient city – Sambor Prei Kuk has about two hundred brick temples is located here in this province. The city [...]
Kompong Chhnang Northwestern Cambodia

Kompong Chhnang

Kompong Chhnang, the capital of the province of the same name, is the only destination in the province that makes sense for most tourists. The word ‘Chhnang’ refers to the traditional earthenware pots that are made in the region, and while the locals are proud of their posts, but you’d be sorely disappointed if you [...]

Koh Ker

Being the former cCapital of the Khmer Empire for a very brief period from the year 928 to 944 AD. In this short time; some very spectacular buildings and immense sculptures were constructed. Left to the jungle for nearly a millennium and mostly un-restored; this great archaeological site has been rarely visited until very recently. [...]
Wat Ek Phnom Northwestern Cambodia

Wat Ek Phnom

Wat Ek Phnom (Admission USD 2) is an atmospheric, partly collapsed temple situated 11km north of Battambang. It is an 11th- century temple and surrounded by the remains of a laterite wall and an ancient baray (reservoir). A lintel showing the Churning of the Ocean of Milk can be seen above the east entrance to the central [...]


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