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Stung Treng in Cambodia

Stung Treng in Cambodia. Stung Treng is the capital of the province of the same name. The town lies 485 km north of Phnom Penh and 210 km south of Pakse in Laos, it’s only 40 km from the Lao border. The town is perched on the banks of the Sekong river, not far from Mekong river. Sights around the town are few – a couple of rapids and waterfalls. You can rent a boat for trips along the Mekong. Stung Treng’s market is brimming with goods that come in by road, river, or plane, down from Laos, across from Vietnam, or up from Phnom Penh. Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese goods  all find their way here.

You can reach Stung Treng by boat from Phnom Penh from September to January. To save time, take a fast boat to Kratie and change to a slow boat from Kratie to Stung Treng, or simply fly from Phompenh.

OU PONG MOAN RESORT

Is the natural and man-made resort which locates at Pong Moan village, Ou Pong Moan Commune, Steung Treng District in nine-Kilomter distance from the provineral town. The resort locates at the turning point to the provinces of Ratanakiri, Kratie and Steugh treng. At Ou  Pong Moan resort, tourists usually interested in:

Ou Pong Moan has water source from the ground. The water source locates at 80-kilometer far from the recreational site and flowes all seasons. The water suitable for swimming.  At the riverside, there are small Kho Chos for leisure and and resting. This is the eletricity dam which can provide 10KWH. This enables the development of tourist activities at the area.

THALA BARIWATT RESORT

Located at thala Bariwatt district in four-kilometer far from the provincial town. This area can be accessable by going across Se Kong rever and Mekong river to the provincial road of Preah vihear.Thala Bariwatt is the historical resort which hal the Preah  Ko timple built in 7-8 century, made of  red breek during the feign of the king, Javvarman I.

In front of the temple, there is a statue of Preah Ko ( sacred cow) available in Cambodia Newt to the Preah Ko statue, there is a space having 10-squar meter area for playing the gpme of Viey khil annually, before the Khmer New Year. The game played during four days and three nights. It starts in the aftermoon at 2 O’clock and lasts for two hours. The game played during the destival of the ethnic minority of Kouy. Near the Thalaa Bariwatt, ther are many other ruined timples like Prasat Pram Buon Lveng, Prasat Srey as well.

KOH KSACH RESORT

Locates along the river of Se Kong in five-Kilometer distance from the provincial town. Koh Ksach is the natural resort which can be called on during the dry season especially during the Khmer New Year. This area has beautiful Sandy riverside having 0.5-kilometer width and two-kilometer length.

HANG KHO BA PAGODA

Is the cultural and historical site, located at Hang Kho Ba Village, Hang Kho Commune, Steung Treng District in Six-Kilometer far from the provincial town by the road to the airport, then turning left across the river of Se Kong. The pagoda of Hang Kho Ba has over 300 years of age. The local people speak Lao majorly. Steung Treng province has been recognized in two special characteristics:

The province rich in sweet tamarind fruit.

The province rich in Pa Si Y fish – Pava fish

OTHER INTERESTING PLACES

Phnom Preah Theat

Classification    Nature Wildlife and Preserves

Location          Thmey Village and Commune, Stung Treng District

Accessibility     2 km (5mn) From Provincial Town

Preah Ko temple

Classification     Historical Sites and Buildings

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