An endangered species with only about 90 individuals living in Cambodia. But they are protected and numbers increasing.
Further upstream along the Mekong River to Kratie. No longer a big destination, but I have a purpose….
A small temple not in ruins at the top of the higher of the two hills. A lot of collecting going on to restore the site.
A temple complex NW of Kampong Cham. Used by Khmer Rouge as a detention & torture camp though no memorials.
Getting to Kampong Cham and minor observations on life in Cambodia, how things work (or don’t), etc..
A dry season only bridge connecting the mainland at Kampong Cham to Koh Paen island. Rebuilt each year.
From the C11, it’s the largest ancient temple complex in Kampong Cham Province. Unusually built of black sandstone.
A National Park “with a difference” but a difference I will refrain from commenting on for the moment.
A bit of a dump. Tourist resort mainly used by Cambodians. Enough of them like it to swamp it at weekends and inflate prices.
Peppercorn farming, salt fields, temples, caves, etc.. Outside towns and cities into rural countryside.
Not a “nice” place to visit so you may not want to read this post. Khmer Rouge interrogation and torture camp S-21.
The name comes from that it was originally established as a meeting place for Cambodian and Sri Lankan monks.