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Kompong Thom

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Day trips

  • Sambor Prei Kuk
    4 stars

    Sambor Prei Kuk is a pleasant half-day trip from Kompong Thom town centre. The ruins are much older than the more famous Angkor to the west. Kompong Thom is really only known for two things: Pol Pot and Sambor Prei Kuk. The latter is the main tourist attraction in the province today and is a ... read more

  • Prasart Kok Rocha
    3 stars

    Prasart Kok Rocha is a quirky site of some historical importance, and it offers an excuse to explore the friendly and attractive little village where it’s situated. ... read more

  • Phnom Santuk
    3 stars

    This hilltop pagoda with an active monastery embodies both the good and bad of modern Cambodian culture. It has a beautiful view from the top of the wat, as well as friendly English-speaking monks keen to have a chat and Cambodian teens interested in practising the English skills they learn in ... read more

  • Santuk Silk Farm
    3.5 stars

    Right before the entrance to Phnom Santuk is a sign on the right side of the road for Santuk Silk Farm. It's set about 10 metres down the dirt road on the left. Tour groups occasionally come through, we were told, and they provide lunch if you let them know you're coming. The organisation employs ... read more

  • Prasart Kuhanokor
    3 stars

    Several spelling variations exist for Kuhanokor, the largest of the province's temple sites after Sambor and a popular stop for tour groups or travellers with their own transport. Restored during the French period, this laterite temple dates from the reign of Suryavarman and consists of an ... read more

  • Prasart Phum Prasart and Tnoat Chum
    2.5 stars

    Two smaller temples of note are located in Santuk and Baray districts. Prasart Phum Prasart is an impressive eighth century brick tower boasting a spectacular and beautifully preserved lintel, located a mere 500 metres south of the main highway in Prum Prasart village temple grounds, approximately ... read more

  • Prasart Andet
    2.5 stars

    A brick tower situated in a modern Buddhist temple in another village just off the highway, Prasart Andet is notable for the fact it's some 1,400 years old. This early seventh century, Jayavarman I tower doesn't have the well preserved carvings of the previous two temples but is famous for a ... read more

Hiking, walking tours and itineraries

  • A stroll around Kompong Thom
    3 stars

    You could do worse than start off with a short stroll around Kompong Thom. Head down to the bridge and take a left along the riverbank. First up is a small municipal park with a rather unusual statue. We think they're supposed to be dolphins entirely constructed out of AK47 parts handed in during a ... read more


  • Kompong Thom Museum
    4 stars

    This tiny one-room museum was opened in 2010 but is already gathering dust, and if it sees an average of one visitor a day we'd be surprised. Exhibit-wise they've gone for quality not quantity and there are some superb exhibits, particularly the collection of Sambor Prei Kuk and early period ... read more


  • Wat Kompong Thom
    3 stars

    Kompong Thom doesn't appear on the surface to be one of Cambodia's more religious towns and indeed its eponymously named wat is the only major one to be found in town. Also known as Wat Indrisamvora, a high wall hides much of it from street level view, though it is definitely worth a peek ... read more

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