Introducing Kompong Cham Province
Kompong Cham Province (ខេត្តកំពង់ចាម) draws a growing number of visitors thanks to its role as a gateway to the northeast. Attractions include several pre-Angkorian and Angkorian temples, as well as some atmospheric riverbank rides for cyclists and motorbikers. The provincial capital offers an accessible slice of the real Cambodia, a land of picturesque villages, pretty wats and fishing communities.
Kompong Cham is the most heavily populated province in Cambodia but it sure won't feel like it. Most residents enjoy quieter lives, living off the land or fishing along the Mekong River. Rubber was the major prewar industry here and there are huge plantations stretching eastwards from the Mekong. Some of Cambodia’s fine st silk is also produced in this province and many of the country’s kramas (scarves) originate here.