CMB - T 10: JUNGLE TEMPLE, 3 days (L)                                                                                     

Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap                    


Day 1              Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham


Meet at hotel or airport in Phnom Penh, transfer by vehicle journey north from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham. If time permits, visit the spider merchants at Skoun. Arrival Kampong Cham a lively port on the banks of the Mekong River with some good examples of colonial-era architecture. Sightseeing in Kampong Cham, visit Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei Hill, which offer beautiful views of this central part of Cambodia, The sandstone temple Wat Nokor, Rubber Plantation, Local Market to see the local produce and to meet the local people and Wat Nokor Bayon.

Overnight in Kampong Cham


PHNOM PROS and PHNOM SREI: these two hills, each with a temple, translate as ‘Man hill’ and ‘Woman hill’ respectively. The hills offer beautiful views of this central part of Cambodia.


WAT NOKOR: a Buddhist Mahayana temple, made from sandstone and laterite that was built in the 11th century.


RUBBER PLANTATION: visit a rubber plantation at Chhup.


LOCAL MARKET: an interesting place to see the local produce and to meet the local people.


WAT NOKOR BAYON: located 2 kilometers from the river, this is an 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine made of sandstone and laterite with a large reclining Buddha and numerous alcoves containing Buddha images.


Day 2              Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom


After breakfast at the hotel, by vehicle from Kampong Cham to Kampong Thom, journey northwest through the Tonle Sap basin, a low-lying alluvial plain where the vast majority of Cambodians live and grow rice. The rich sediment deposited during the Mekong's annual wet season flooding has made for very fertile agricultural land. Travel through Skun, Phnum Tet Srei, Kampong Thonor and Trapeang Veng. Upon arrival Kampong Thom , continue sightseeing in Kampong Thom visit Sabor Prei Kuk, Phnom Santuk and Wat Andri.

Overnight in Kampong Thom


KAMPONG THOM: Kampong Thom town is situated on the Stoeng Sen River and is a good base from which to visit the important archaeological sites at Sambor Prei Kup, 35 kilometers from town.


SAMBOR PREI KUK: also known as Isanapure, it is an ancient Chenla capital dating from the 6th century and the reign of King Isanavarman. It is believed to be the most impressive group of pre-9th century monuments in Cambodia.


PHNOM SANTUK: has 809 steps and an eclectic collection of shrines, carved Buddha, great views of the surrounding countryside and an active monastery.


WAT ANDRI: near Route 6 on the way to Siem Reap, the highest ranked Buddhist monk in Kampong Thom province lives here. It is home to 50 monks and 20 nuns.


Day 3              Kampong Thom


After breakfast at the hotel, transfer by vehicle from Kampong Thom to Siem Reap, journey northwest across the provinces of Kampong Thom and Siem Reap passing through Stoung, Kompong Kdei and Dam Deik. Many streams and rivers flowing south into the Tonle Sap basin are crossed.  Transfer to the hotel or airport in Siem Reap.


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