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Kompong Thom

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Day trips

  • Preah Khan of Kampong Svay
    4 stars

    A temple of unparalleled dimensions whose glories were for so long shrouded in mystery, inaccessible to all but the most determined — or deranged — of travellers, the magic of Preah Khan of Kampong Svay is now available to all. ... read more

  • Sambor Prei Kuk
    4 stars

    A site older than Angkor lost in tranquil forests, Sambor Prei Kuk is even more mysterious (and to some, lovely) than the more famous temples to the west. In a cool and peacefully leafy setting, beautiful 1,200-year-old brick temples combine with nature t ... read more

  • Prasat Kok Rocha
    3 stars

    Prasat 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 three days in advance. The ... read more

  • Prasat Kuh Nokor
    3 stars

    Several spelling variations exist for Kuh Nokor, the largest and best-preserved of the province’s temple sites after Sambor Prei Kuk. This is 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 ... read more

  • Prasat Phum Prasat and Tnoat Chum
    2.5 stars

    Two smaller temples of note are located in Santuk and Baray districts. Prasat Phum Prasat (or “temple of the village where there is a temple”) is an impressive eighth century 12-metre tall brick tower in a pyramidal shape boasting a spectacular and beautifully preserved lintel and finely carved ... read more

  • Prasat Andet
    2.5 stars

    Prasat Andet means ‘floating temple’, and it rises up from a small hillock on the flood plains, which explains the name. Consisting of a brick tower situated in a modern Buddhist temple in a village just off the highway, Prasat Andet is notable for the fact it’s some 1,400 years old. This ... read more

Hiking, walking tours and itineraries

  • Cycling around Kompong Thom
    4 stars

    The surrounds of Kompong Thom town offer some beautiful rural and riverine scenery, best taken in by bicycle along a few key routes. Head to the west side of the bridge on Route 6 and turn right where the Mittapheap Hotel is and just follow the road along there for as far as you want to go ... read more

  • A stroll around Kompong Thom
    3 stars

    Here's a quick do-it-yourself walking tour of 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, and even stranger play area with some rather sinister-looking climbing frames. We think the statues are supposed ... 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 -- there are some superb exhibits, particularly a collection of Sambor Prei Kuk and early period lintels. ... read more


  • Wat Kompong Thom
    3 stars

    The eponymously named Wat Kompong Thom is the largest 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 inside. There's a large collection of very gaudy statues depicting scenes from Buddhist mythology scattered ... read more

Boat trips

  • River cruise
    4 stars

    Sambor Village runs river cruises that can take a couple of hours or a whole day, depending on what you fancy. Sambor Village runs river cruises that can take a couple of hours or a whole day, depending on what you fancy. The evening sunset cruise is a lovely way to get a glimpse of village ... read more

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