Krong Ta Khmau

Krong Ta Khmau (literally “Black Grandfather”) is the capital of Kandal province, around 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. The province consists of 6 communes and 20 villages with around 60% of the population working in Phnom Penh. Although Krong Ta Khmau is not as popular as other cities in Cambodia, this small province still attracts an increasing number of tourists coming to visit every year.

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Traveling to Krong Ta Khmau, tourists will be surprised by the interesting things to do and places to explore at this hidden charming destination. You might wish to get back to this region someday to relax and take a break out of the busy city. Your trip to this beautiful province cannot be fulfilled without joining the art and cultural activities to get an insight into its traditions, history, and artworks. The remarkable sites that you can get a glimpse of the region’s past are Koh Krobey Pagoda where you can capture a stunning view of the mighty Mekong river and an elegant Buddhist pagoda Wat Champouh Kaek. Other attractions that you can spend time discovering while staying in Krong Ta Khmau are Boeng Choeung Aek, Anloung Chen Island, and Wat S'ang.

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The closest city to Krong Ta Khmau is Phnom Penh which has an international airport serving flights from Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. From Phnom Penh, the most comfortable way to reach the province is getting a private car which enables you to visit other famous sites on the way such as Ta Prohm and Ang Kor Chey Pagoda.

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Climate, the best time to visit
Like other parts of Cambodia, Krong Ta Khmau has a tropical climate that is hot and humid all year round. During the monsoon season, it rains heavily creating good conditions for agricultural activities. The best time to visit Krong Ta Khmau is the dry season lasting from November to March with average temperatures of 22°C to 28°C.

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