Photo: Scenery near Phsar Krom.

Things to see and do

Two-day itinerary

We’re fans of Kompong Chhnang, and to take in the best of the town and its surrounds we’d recommend spending two days and nights ... Read more about Two-day itinerary .

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Do-it-yourself cycling tour

Kompong Chhnang offers quite a few worthwhile sights to see that you can take in on your way to or from the main riverside market, all easily accessed by pedal power. ... Read more about Do-it-yourself cycling tour .

Phsar Krom
Riverfront, 2-3 km northeast of Phsar Leu, down Phsar Krom St, Kompong Chhnang

Phsar Krom is, for us, Kompong Chhnang’s clear highlight. This bustling riverside market ticks all the boxes: it’s vibrant, colourful, photogenic and of course traditional. Found along the Tonle Sap waterfront, half on dry land and half on water, it is to our knowledge unique in Cambodia (at least, for its size). If you ignore the motors of the larger craft and traders yakking away on mobile ... Read more about Phsar Krom .

Phnom Neang Kong Rei
2 km north of Kompong Leaeng, on the east bank of the Tonle Sap, Kompong Chhnang

Phnom Neang Kong Rei, or Mountain of the Sleeping Lady, is the low wooded hill you can see on the opposite bank of the Tonle Sap from Kompong Chhnang’s waterfront. At just over 300 metres in height it doesn’t look especially significant, yet it’s not only Kompong Chhnang’s most iconic landmark but one of the most famous mountains in Cambodia. ... Read more about Phnom Neang Kong Rei .

Floating village boat tour

A boat tour up or down the Tonle Sap to visit one of the area’s floating villages is a popular activity with local visitors and the few foreign tourists who make it up this way. ... Read more about Floating village boat tour .

Andong Russei pottery village
4 km west of Kompong Chhnang

Chhnang means clay pot in Khmer, and the Kompong Chhnang area is the centre for production and distribution of the terracotta wares you’ll find all over the country. ... Read more about Andong Russei pottery village .

Kompong Leaeng and the ancient temples

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 ... Read more about Kompong Leaeng and the ancient temples .

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Where to next?

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

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