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ABOUT STUNG TRENG

 

along_mekong Stung Treng is the capital of the province of the same name. The town lies 485 km north of Phnom Penh and 210 km south of Pakse in Laos, it's only 40 km from the Lao border. The town is perched on the banks of the Sekong river, not far from Mekong river. Sights around the town are few a couple of rapids and waterfalls. You can rent a boat for trips along the Mekong. Stung Treng's market is brimming with goods that come in by road, river, or plane, down from Laos, across from Vietnam, or up from Phnom Penh. Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese goods  all find their way here.

You can reach Stung Treng by boat from Phnom Penh from September to January. To save time, take a fast boat to Kratie and change to a slow boat from Kratie to Stung Treng, or simply fly from Phompenh.

 

OU PONG MOAN RESORT

It is the natural and man-made resort which locates at Pong Moan village, Ou Pong Moan Commune, Steung Treng District in nine-kilometer distance from the provincial town. The resort locates at the turning point to the provinces of Ratanakiri, Kratie and Steugh treng.

  • Ou Pong Moan has water source from the ground. The water source locates at 80-kilometer distance from the recreational site and flowes all seasons. The water suitable for swimming. At the riverside, there are small Kho Chos for leisure and and resting. It also has the electricity dam which can provide 10KWH. This enables the development of tourist activities at the area.

 

THALA BARIWATT RESORT

It is located at Thala Bariwatt district in four-kilometer distance from the provincial town. This area can be accessible by going across Se Kong river and Mekong river to the provincial road of Preah vihear. Thala Bariwatt is the historical resort where the Preah  Ko temple was built in 7-8 century, made of  red bred during the feign of the king, Javvarman I.

In front of the temple, there is a statue of Preah Ko (sacred cow) available in Cambodia Newt to the Preah Ko statue, there is a space having 10-squar meter area for playing the game of Viey khil annually, before the Khmer New Year. The game is played during the festival of the ethnic minority of Kouy, about four days and three nights. It starts in the afternoon at 2 o'clock and lasts for two hours. Near the Thalaa Bariwatt, there are many other ruined temples like Prasat Pram Buon Lveng, Prasat Srey as well.

 

KOH KSACH RESORT

Locates along the river of Se Kong in five-Kilometer distance from the provincial town, Koh Ksach is the natural resort which can be called on during the dry season especially during the Khmer New Year. This area has beautiful Sandy riverside having 0.5-Kilometer width and two-kilometer length.

 

HANG KHO BA PAGODA

It is the cultural and historical site, located at Hang Kho Ba Village, Hang Kho Commune, Steung Treng District in Six-Kilometer distance from the provincial town by the road to the airport, then turning left across the river of Se Kong. The pagoda of Hang Kho Ba has over 300 years of age. The local people there mainly speak Lao. Steung Treng province has been recognized in two special characteristics:

  • - The province rich in sweet tamarind fruit.

  • - The province rich in Pa Si Y fish - Pava fish

 

OTHER INTERESTING PLACES

Phnom Preah Theat
Classification: Nature Wildlife and Preserves
Location: Thmey Village and Commune, Stung Treng District
Accessibility: 2 km (5mn) From Provincial Town

 

Preah Ko temple
Classification: Historical Sites and Buildings
Location: Intersection of S'ong River and M'ong River, Thla Borivat District
Accessibility: 3.5 km (10mn) From Provincial Town

 

Anlong Trey Phsot
Classification: Nature Wildlife and Preserves
Location: Koh Kandal Thom, Preah Romkil Commune, Kalaboriwath District
Accessibility: 57 km (4h) From Provincial Town

 

Kantuy Ko
Classification: Nature Wildlife and Preserves
Location: Samki Village and Commune, Steng Treng District
Accessibility: 4 km (15mn) From Provincial Town

 

Pream Buorn Lveng Temple
Classification: Historical Sites and Buildings
Location: Kang De Sor Village, Thala Bariwatt Commune, Thala Bariwatt District
Accessibility: 6 km (15mn) From Provincial Town

 

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