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Prasat Phum Prasat and Tnoat Chum

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Best visited if you have your own transport, three smaller sites of note, Prasat Phum Prasat and Tnaot Chum (east and west), are located to the southeast of Kompong Thom and can be visited in three to four hours.

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It would be fair to describe these sites as obscure and unless you have a specific interest in seeing as many Khmer ruins as possible, you’d really be wanting to have some time on your hands to warrant heading out to them. That said, the journey is half the attraction, and certainly in the case of Tnoat Chum, it is a beautiful trip, offering you plenty of opportunities to practise your Khmer when you get lost along the way.

The pagoda terrace veers around Prasat Phum Prasat. Photo taken in or around Prasat Phum Prasat and Tnoat Chum, Kompong Thom, Cambodia by Stuart McDonald.

The pagoda terrace veers around Prasat Phum Prasat. Photo: Stuart McDonald

While we visited these by motorbike, you could also approach them by car or tuk tuk, though expect tuk tuk drivers to recommend using a car as it is around 30 km one way to the furthest point, much of which is on dirt roads, so not making for a great tuk tuk ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)


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