Photo: The scenery along the route from Kompong Leaeng.

Kompong Leaeng and the ancient temples

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A half-day tour to picturesque Kompong Leaeng is a highly recommended way to spend some time while you're in these parts of the country. The tour consists of a boat trip weaving through the Tonle Sap’s myriad islands to the far bank to get to the market town of Kompong Leaeng. From here, a 50 kilometre tuk tuk loop takes you through the countryside with stops at a series of pre-Angkorian temples, before a ferry takes you back to Kompong Chhnang.

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If you think you’ve seen enough ancient ruins don’t worry, as these small sites can be just an excuse for a ride through sublime countryside. On the other hand, if your historical thirst hasn’t yet been quenched by Cambodia, then these well–preserved ancient towers are well worth a peek and are quite unlike anything you may have already seen at Angkor.

The ferry to Kompong Leaeng. Photo taken in or around Kompong Leaeng and the ancient temples, Kompong Chhnang, Cambodia by Mark Ord.

The ferry to Kompong Leaeng. Photo: Mark Ord

A car ferry departs at regular intervals from Phsar Krom for the opposite bank; as the embankment at Kompong Leaeng Is very steep, town tuk tuks are reluctant to do the trip. (This may conceivably change.) You can do the whole trip from your guesthouse door by moto—rental or taxi—but we wouldn’t recommend ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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