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

Things to see and do

Pol Pot's grave
Walking distance from the border, Choam

There is no greater testament to the growing attraction of this part of the world than the fact that it is now worth someone’s time to hang out and charge visitors $2 to visit the site of Pol Pot’s cremation. It’s a strange spot, remarkable mainly for how thoroughly unremarkable the site actually is. Though this does beg the question, exactly how do you mark the final resting place of a ... Read more about Pol Pot's grave .

Ta Mok's lake

Just to the north of Anlong city centre is an eerie, artificial lake from which loom the broken bones of the trees that were drowned in its construction. Ta Mok ordered its construction, damming the O’Chik lake and flooding the surrounds. It’s a strange, yet fitting, sight for a town whose past is so full of blood and intrigue. One of Ta Mok’s houses used to sit on the edge of the lake ... Read more about Ta Mok's lake .

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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