Photo: Kids wave from Anlong Veng's famous lake.


Anlong Veng

Anlong Veng has a small selection of guesthouses, with not much to distinguish them except for the Monorom which stands well above the rest. Up on the border in Choam, you'll find some spectacular views at Ta Mok's old house, now the Phnom Dangrek Guesthouse. Or you could throw chance to the wind at the Sangam Resort & Casino.

Backpacker - Under US$10
Route 67 (north), Anlong Veng
T: (011) 884 736, (065) 690 0468

The best you’ll find in town, Monorom’s rooms are clean and reasonably well-lit. Centrally located, the rooms have air-con, hot water, WiFi, cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and comfortable beds. It may be a little bit tired, but compared to other similar offerings across Cambodia we found little to complain about, and it was significantly better than the rest of what we saw in... Read our full review of Monorom.

Sangam Resort and Casino
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Route 67, Choeung Phnom Village, Choam
T: (097) 803 9333

A kind of surreal interlude, Sangam Resort is also a typical border casino, complete with busy gaming tables (even first thing in the morning), international cuisine restaurants, a massage parlour and beauty salon and beer garden. The only thing it really lacks is a soul. The rooms are actually pretty good, considering the prices charged and their range, though once you’re in the high-value end... Read our full review of Sangam Resort and Casino.

Dangrek Mountain Guesthouse and restaurant
Backpacker - Under US$10
Dangrek Mountians, Choam
T: (012) 444 067

Not so easy to get to, and far from luxurious, the Dangrek Mountain Guesthouse atop the sheer cliffs overlooking northwestern Cambodia is nonetheless worth the effort, and the discomfort, for the views alone. Tucked down a two-kilometre long, narrow sandy lane that extends behind Pol Pot’s cremation site, this property once belonged to a notorious member of the Khmer Rouge leader’s... Read our full review of Dangrek Mountain Guesthouse and restaurant.

Uddorm Rithy Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
Route 67 (north), Anlong Veng
T: (085) 997 272, (065) 666 6936

If Monorom is full, then Uddorm Rithy Guesthouse is the next best bet. Very centrally located, once again the rooms are clean, and have all the usual facilities including air-con, though the building and interiors are a little dark. The staff did not speak English, but communication is not that complex. They have free WiFi, which kind of surprised us. ... Read our full review of Uddorm Rithy Guesthouse.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Anlong Veng? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Cambodia.

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