Kampong Cham PROVINCE
- Province: Kampong Cham
- Area: 9,799 sq km
- Population: 1,800,499
- Density: 164
- District: 16
- Commune: 173
- Village: 1,748
Kampong Cham is a province in the East of Cambodia and
is124km from Phnom Penh
Hotels in Kampong Cham
Chor Cha & Sanlong Hills:
- How to go: 86 km (2h:15mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Nature Wildlife Preserves.
National Road No. 6, Chealear Commune, BaTheay District.
- How to go: 17km (30mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Nature Wildlife Preserves.
National Road No.7, Veal Kreal Village, Trean Commune,
Kampong Siem District.
Koh Pen Beach:
- How to go: 2km (2mn) From Provincial Town.
- Description: Operations of Recreation Park and
Location: Kampong Cham & Kampong Siem District.
Man-Made Resort Of Teuk Chha:
- Description: Next to the temple, there is a canal
existing since the ancient time. The canal has water all
year round, either dry or rainy seasons; water which is
clear and non-stopped flowing which leads to attracting
tourists to enjoy it happily. On either side of the
clear-water canal, there are plants and trees growing;
but now these plants and trees have been cut off to make
a big plain where the vast water spreads out at the rock
temple. In order to take advantage from the canal, a dam
has been constructed to provide water to big rice fields
in Prey Chhor District, Kampong Cham Pronvice and in Ba
Ray District, Kampon Thom province. Because the area is
the cool place with great quantity of water and cool
shadow from the trees that are growing around the
ancient temple, these can sometime attract tourists to
visit and enjoy during their holiday leading to be well
known. Nowadays, the ancient pond, which we described as
the achievement of Dr. Chung Kheal is the wast-water
pond located in front of the dam that has been
Nokor Bachey Temple:
- Description: Is the historical site located at 2.2
Kilometer distance from the Kampong Cham provincial town
along the National road N0 7 (Phnom Penh- Kampong Cham)
in 12-kilometer distance and turn left more 200 Metes.
The temple can be accessible by all types of vehicles.
The temple site is divided into: Tonle Om: Size 400
Meters x 500 Meters located at the East of the temple in
approximate 300-metres distance from the temple.
Long Building: Size 421 Meters x 371 Meters made of late
rite stone of 2.9-meter height and 2.4-metre length.
Now, most parts of this long building have broken. In
the area of the first long building included:
Lions: Located at the entrance of the second long
building; the entrance has two-meter width.
dragons: Located behind the six lions.
- Two devils:
Stand at both sides of the entrance.
- Two statues of Te Cho Dam Din
Two devils each has 1.6-metre height.
- Two ponds each
has 20 Meter x 20 Meter; the two ponds are not dried
during the dry season.
Phnom Han Chey:
- Description: Han Chey Mountain has official name "Chey
Kiri Mountain" located at the East of Kampong Cham
province, at the northern part of Mekong River. This
resort located at Han Chey village, Han Chey commune,
Kampong Siem District in the distance of 18 kilometers
by water and 20 kilometers by land. The mountain can be
climbed up by 295 beautiful stair steps, and has pagoda
and the temple of Kuk made of ancient solid bricks each
has seven-square meter size. In addition, there is
another temple having square shape made of sandstone
located at the North of pagoda; at the valley of the
mountain, there is another temple called "Pra Sat Neang
Khmao" made of stones each has seven-square meter size.
The mountain of Han Chey has beautiful scenery and also
has many visitors; the international visitors who go
there as group by boat. Recently, there are many tourist
sites which have been found in the province Kampong Cham;
but not yet operated for tourists to visit. Along the
Mekong River, there are a beautiful bank and island
Phnom Srey, Phnom Pros:
- Description: Located at Kro La Commune, Kampong Siem
District in Seven- kilometer distance from the
provincial town of Kampong Cham or 114-kilometre
distance from Phnom Penh with exceeding 500 Meters to
the left. The pagoda of Phnom Pros has official name
called "What Sovan Kiri Rotanak Phnom Pros"; in 1000
Meters to the North, there is another mountain, which
has pointed peak called "Phnom Srey". North of the Phnom Srey, there are ranks of mountains such as mountains of
Dang Rek, Ba Ley and Chhuk. The mountain of Pros has
dull peak and has approximate 30-metre height. It can be
reached by road until the top. At the top, there are a
high-five peak temple adapted the model of Bontey Srey
temple and two pagodas closed to each other: one is the
old pagodas having two peaks built in Sang Kum Reas
Niyum time and the other one is being built. Under the
temple, there is a big statue with 15-metre height built
by the first dead of pagoda, named Keo So. At the
mountain base, there are Kot for monks staying.
Preah Theat Teuk Chha:
- Description: Located at Thmor Da village, Boeung Peay
Commune and at Thmey village, Kroch Commune, Prey Chhor
District in distance of 39 kilometers from the
provincial town. The resort was organized in AD 1005
during the reign of King, Sorya VarmanI. The
construction of Pheah Theat Teuk Chha temple was
arranged by Mr. Chung Chheal (Cheak Teak Kho Leah or Dr.
Lak Sin Trak); the place of Pheah Theat Teuk Chha called
Srey Kon Trei Svarak; the two Buddhist statues called
Bornesvarak and and Sorak Svati; in front of the temple,
there is another temple, the small residence of angel.
In the Preah Theat Teuk Chha resort, there are 551 small
temples characterizing Buddhism and Brahmanism. King,
Sorya Varman I agreed with the proposal set up, and he
contributed a lot of his own properties to construct the
temple. Dr. Chung Chheal or Dr. Lak Sey Trak started
constructing the temple with his property and his
intellect as well as encouraging people to contribute
their property. In the middle of the big temple, there
Prey Nor Kor Knong-Krov Temple:
- Description: Is an ancient site located at the
Southeast of Kampong Cham province, at Prey Nor Kor
village, Daun Tey Commune, Ponhea Krek district in the
distance of 42 Kilometers from the provincial town of
Kampong Cham. Prey Nor Kor Knong-Krov temple can be
accessible by the National Road No 7 and turn right by a
trail at Dam Nak Cha village. This resort has five
trails at the public gathering place of Daun Tey Commune
such as: - The trail at the public gathering place of
Knar has six-kilometer distance. - The distance from the
main road to Preah Theat is five kilometers. - he
distance from the main road to Preah Theat is five
kilometers. The distance from the trail to Dam Nak Cha
is 10 Kilometres. - The distance from Poan Chrey to Prey
Nor Kor Knong is 5.3 Kilometers. The resort of Prey Nor
Kor Knong-Krov temple is the gathering place where the
local people and tourists meet each other for enjoying
popular games and religious purpose during the
traditional festival. The Temple of Prey Nor Kor has the
same form to the t
Wat Preah Theat Thmor Da Temple:
- Description: Is the ancient site located at the
Southeast of Kampong Cham province; it located at Preah
Theat Thmor Da village, Preah Theat commune, Ou Rang Au
District. This pagoda is 38-kilometre distance from
Kampong Cham province and can be reached by the National
Road No 7 and turning by the Road No 11 to Au Rang Au
District, then continuing more eight kilometers by a
trail. The area of the pagoda has 190-metres length and
160-metre width consisting of a Preah Theat temple and a
big pond with clear water called "Tonle Sor Nguot"; the
pond has 950-metres length and 180-metres width.
Source: Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of