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Kompong Cham


Nearly all of Kompong Cham sits within a 2-square-km area. Three roads frame Kompong Cham's city centre: the thoroughfare National Road 7, which connects Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham from the west then heads east over the Kazuma Bridge toward Kratie; Sihanouk Boulevard, which borders the river; and Monivong Boulevard, whose two lanes and grass median cuts through the western part of town.

Between Sihanouk and Monivong is the market, two police stations and most hotels and restaurants. One police station is on a small courtyard two blocks west of the river. The other one is on Sihanouk Boulevard a bit north of the Mekong Hotel. The post office is located on the northwest part of town, two blocks north of the hospital, which can be easily found by taking a left off Monivong onto Kosomak Neary Roth St, the intersection where all the banks are located, including the National Bank of Cambodia (or Banque Rouge, as it's known for its trademark red walls).

Several banks have international access ATMs and there are several Western Union wire transfer sites throughout town as well. Across from each other at the main intersection on the northern end of Monivong Blvd are Canadia Bank and ANZ Royal Bank. They accept both Visa and Mastercard. The Acleda Bank on National Road 7 permits Visa cards. All their ATMs are accessible 24 hours. A fourth international ATM at Cambodia Public Bank near the central market is open during the bank's open hours weekdays from 08:00 to 15:00.
Acleda Bank National Road 7. T: (015) 900 264 Open Mon-Fri, 07:30-16:00 and Sat, 07:30-12:30.
ANZ Royal Bank Intersection of Preah Monivong & Neary Rath Kosamak St, southwest corner. Open Mon-Fri, 08:30-16:00.
Canadia Bank Intersection of Preah Monivong & Neary Rath Kosamak St, southwest corner. Open Mon-Fri, 08:00-16:00 and Sat, 08:00-11:30.

Kompong Cham's two main medical institutions are the Kompong Cham Clinic and Kompong Cham Hospital. It can be difficult to find an English speaker at either place, and for anything serious, head back to Phnom Penh (or really serious, Thailand). The 24-hour clinic on the south side of the central market sells an array of medicines and a Vietnamese doctor works there week days. The Kompong Cham Hospital is also open 24 hours. It is located two blocks south of the post office on the northwest part of town and provides a full range of health services.

Kompong Cham offers one international border crossing into Vietnam, from Trapeang Phlong to Xa Mat, Vietnam. There's no public transport, though a taxi or moto will take you. Be sure to get your visa beforehand by contacting the Vietnamese Embassy in your home country or from the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh.

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