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Tbeng Meanchey/Cambodia

Introducing Tbeng Meanchey

Tbeng Meanchey, often referred to by locals as Preah Vihear (not to be confused with Prasat Preah Vihear), is one of Cambodia’s sleepier provincial capitals. Sprawling and dusty red (or muddy red, depending on the season), it has the grid layout of a large city but, in fact, consists of little more than two parallel main roads, running north to south, on which dogs lounge in the middle of the day. There’s very little to see or do here, but the town makes a good staging post for an overland journey to the mountain-top temple of Prasat Preah Vihear, 110km further north.