Scaled down herding near Kompong Thom.

Scaled down herding near Kompong Thom.

Scaled down herding near Kompong Thom.


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Bustling Kompong Thom is usually the town travellers pass through en route along the smooth National Road 6 from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, stopping for a bite to eat at the enormous Arunras Restaurant. Set on the Stung Sen river, this backwater town is also the jumping off point for visiting Sambor Prei Kuk -- ruins from the Chenla period predating the famed Angkorian temples to the north, as well as Phnom Santuk, a rundown hilltop temple similar but inferior to Phnom Udong in Kandal Province. This is also the area from which Cambodia's most notorious despot, Pol Pot, hailed.

About a half million people reside in the province, Cambodia's centremost, and its terrain is how one envisions the country's landscape, with flat, green rice fields being plowed by ... Read our complete Kompong Thom travel guide

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