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Phnom Da

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Phnom Da is a low hill featuring a couple of well-preserved old temples and when combined with nearby Angkor Borei, it makes for a two- to three-hour boat tour.

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The hill is around 30 kilometres’ or 45 minutes’ away by boat and while neither Phnom Da nor Angkor Borei would be worth a trip in their own right, combined and with the boat trip through picturesque scenery to get there and back, the trip is more than worthwhile. During the monsoon, water stretches as far as you can see in every direction, but the channel the boat takes, which leads dead straight and due east, is actually an all-year round human-made canal which was built during the Funan period; indeed the entire region is crisscrossed by a 1,500-2,000 year-old canal system, much of which is still in ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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