Top 4 attractions to explore in Kampong Thom Province
Kampong Thom is Cambodia's second largest province by area. There are a number of significant Angkorian sites in the area, including Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk and Prasat Andet temples. As one of the nine provinces bordering Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Thom is part of the Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve.
Attractions in Kampong Thom Province
Phnom Santok is a cultural and natural site located in Ko Koh village, Ko Koh commune, Santuk district, about 17 kilometers south of Kampong Thom provincial town. The site includes four mountains: Phnom Srah Kmao or Phnom Tbeng, Phnom Penhum or Phnom Kraper, Phnom Champa, and Phnom Santuk.
A huge temple that was dedicated to Shiva. It was a sanctuary built temple on the flat terrace without the false door and faced to the east. In the ancient period. There are so many things to see in and around this temple and it is one of the favorite places of tourists.
The archaeological site of Sambor Prei Kuk, “the temple in the richness of the forest” in the Khmer language, has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries AD. The property comprises more than a hundred temples and so more. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period.
The Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary is a terrestrial protected area with tropical and subtropical moist and dry broadleaf forests. It is the largest remaining primary lowland evergreen forest in Cambodia with a wide range of flora and fauna. It also has a large range of wild animals also.
Map of attractions in Kampong Thom Province