Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Chhnang is the capital city of Kampong Chhnang Province, in central Cambodia. It is located just west of the Tonle Sap River and is a noted port. The small city is connected to Phnom Penh by a national highway route and railway. Phnom Kong Rei is a landmark located north of the city across the Tonle Sap River.

The province Kampong Chhnang borders Kampong Thom to the North, Kampong Cham to the East, Kampong Speu to the South, and Pursat to the West. This province is not only at the fertile and almost ever-wet heart of Cambodia, but also just a 91km ride from Phnom Penh, so it's a quick jaunt up. The economy of the area is dominated by rice production and many locals live in floating fishing villages during the high-water monsoon season.

Boat pier in Kampong Chhnang

Visiting Kampong Chhang is to come to nature and enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the wildlife and explore the beautiful countryside of Cambodia. Some of the sites that you should not miss include Phnom Da, Phnom Krang Romeas, Phnom Santouch which is regarded as a natural resort for a comfortable and healthy trip for tourists. Phnom Ta Ind is a perfect site to catch the wildlife, see the birds and animals while Phnom Neang Kang Re is a natural reserve covered with green lush trees and flowers.

Mobile shop in Kampong Chhnang

Wat Sahn-dtoot is a beautiful temple located on the top of the hill that brings a spectacular view for visitors. One more choice for those tourists who love to discover the temples is Wat Phnom Robath that lies on the highest hilltop. From there, you can catch the whole view of the town and also other top hill temples in Kampong Chhang.

By land, the town is a straightforward stop on the way from Phnom Penh to Battambang or an easy day trip from the capital, perhaps combined with a visit to Udong. You can also get to Kompong Chhnang by water; usually, it’s possible to get off the Phnom Penh–Siem Reap fast boat here.

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