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  • 1 Tonle Bati: Yeay Peau Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Forming a pair with Ta Prohm Temple, Yeay Peau Temple is the smaller of the two. It is named after Peau, King Prohm's mother, whose legend lives on.

  • Refuge, zoo, breeding centre for endangered and mistreated wild animals, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephants, gibbons. Stretching over 2 000ha, this rescue centre is a worthwhile undertaking that also makes for an interesting ..

  • 3 Sihanoukville Beaches Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    White sand and filaos: the beaches of the province of Kompong Som justify Sihanoukville's seaside vocation, whose increasingly booming tourist trade is drawing in street pedlars and promoters. The coral reefs of the coast and the nearby islands are h..

  • 4 Ream National Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    A paradise of butterflies, birds of prey and mussel beds on the Preak Toeuk Sap estuary: white-bellied sea-eagles, grey-headed fish eagles, milky or painted storks... Ream National Park, also known as Preah Sihanouk, protects the virgin forest and co..

  • The wealth of vegetation and wildlife on Mt Bokor, near Kampot, has not prevented the construction of a vast tourist complex in Bokor National Park. You can still enjoy stunning views over the plain from the ruins of the old French hill station locat..

  • 6 Popokvil Falls Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    These two-tiered waterfalls within Bokor National Park (officially Preah Monivong National Park), challenge you to dive from 18m up. A track leads to the lower waterfall, 14m high. Best visited during the rainy season. Guide recommended.

  • 7 Koh Tonsay, or Rabbit Island Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), just a short distance from Kep, boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the province. It is shaded by palm trees and lapped at by transparent waves, and the hammocks and bamboo platforms are great for a siesta. Accommo..

  • 8 Sambor Prei Kuk Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    The group of pre-Angkorian temples at Sambor Prei Kuk are the reason for Kompong Thom province's renown. The 100 or so buildings are thought to be the ruins of Isanapura, 7C capital of the Chenla kingdom.

  • 9 Prasat Kuha Nokor Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Visitors must enter a modern wat to access Prasat Kuha Nokor, a temple dating from the reign of Suryavarman I (early 11C). It is well preserved, and the sculptures provide an interesting example of Khmer art.

  • 10 Wat Nokor Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Wat Nokor is one of the shrines around Kompong Cham definitely worth visiting. Built in the 11C under Jayavarman VII, nowadays original elements of Buddhist temple, such as sandstone and laterite, are mixed with more recent structures. Of particular ..

  • 11 Vat Roka Kandal Interesting

    Religious buildings

    The basketwork on sale at the newly restored Wat Roka Kandal, built in the 19C in the immediate vicinity of Kratie, comes from a small-scale local craft business. Note the traditional houses nearby on the banks of the Mekong. Fabulous sunsets over th..

  • 12 Boeng Yeak Lom Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Join the local population and head to the Boeng Yeak Lom for a swim. This lake formed in the crater of a volcano is surrounded by a lush forest that is reflected in its pristine waters. Information centre for details about the area and its people.

  • 13 Waterfalls around Ban Lung Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Bear in mind the time of year when planning your visit to any of the numerous waterfalls around Ban Lung. During the dry season, some dry up, during the rainy season others become inaccessible. Either way, there is something for everyone all year rou..

  • 14 Virachay National Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    The vast Virachay National Park (over 3 000km2), so huge that its species have not yet all been inventoried, lies to the northeast of Cambodia, straddling Vietnam and Laos. Information centre at Ban Lung and large-scale ecotourism programme.

  • 15 Bou Sraa Falls Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Why not take an elephant ride to the 35m-high Bou Sraa Falls? This famous site - a welcome haven of coolness - stands in the heart of the dense Mondolkiri Protected Forest. You might spot tigers, bears, leopards and a number of bird species.

  • 16 Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Swans, ibises, pelicans, lesser adjutants... The waterfowl of the Tonle Sap is now protected thanks to the area's status as a biosphere reserve. It is divided into three sectors, including the Prek Toal area at the northwest of the lake, which has a ..

  • 17 Kirirom National Park

    Nature and gardens

    This national park created in 1993 attracts Phnom Penh dwellers in search of space, nature and fresh air; the great resiniferous forest fits the bill, boasting views, waterfalls - some quite vertiginous - and tracks for hikers. It is also home to num..

  • 18 Tek Chhou Falls

    Nature and gardens

    A popular family destination in the Kampot area, where children can enjoy the pleasures of the rapids. The Tek Chhou waterfalls consist of gentle cascades and placid rapids... ideal for a relaxing dip.

  • 19 Angkor Borei

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Angkor Borei reveals very little of the brilliant past of Vyadhapura, former capital of the kingdom of Funan and one of the cradles of Khmer civilisation. The museum, on the other hand, contains rare pieces. The nearby sacred hill, Phnom Da, is worth..

  • 20 Chup Heveas Plantation

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    The rich soil of the region of Kompong Cham provides the right conditions for hevea. This crop that is used to make rubber was widely grown here from the 1920s, and is currently enjoying a revival. Visit the Chup Hevea Plantation.

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