- Location: in eastern Cambodia, located on the Mekong River 124 kilometers northeast from Phnom Penh
Status: An important trade and transportation hub
Population: 63,771 people
Religions: Theravada Buddhism
The complex of the historical relics, the king's shrine
Being the third largest city in Cambodia, Kampong Cham is the third largest city in Cambodia. For many years, Kampong Cham has been an important trade and transportation hub of Cambodia. Moreover, Kampong Cham with its own laid back atmosphere and quaint charm is also a great destination.
Kampong Cham is an important transaction to else in Cambodia with modern and well-facilitated highway system, especially, the highway to Phnom Penh is in excellent condition. Kampong Cham owns the mixture of modern beauty with French colonial buildings and ancient beauty with Angkor temples.
Kampong Cham does not have many attractive destinations as Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, however, it still owns some worth-visiting places. Nokor Wat – a 11th century temple represents the Angkor architecture with series of elaborate wall of paintings depicting torture and execution of religious nature. Watching the sunset over the ruin is absolutely an unforgettable memory. Being there, tourists also enjoy traditional Apsara dance. Watching dancer in glamorous costumes dancing slowly and flexibly with traditional music will absolutely become your lifetime experience.
Besides, in Kampong Cham, you will have chance to conquer Pros and Srey Mountain. From the top of mountain, you can enjoy excellent view to a fresh and peaceful landscape of green forest and sleepy river. Moreover, between two mountain lives, there still remains killing fields where Khmer Rouge Regime dumped countless bodies.
Beautiful landscape, peaceful atmosphere and friendly people will leave you nice impression of Kampong Thom.