Thala Boravit

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Thala Boravit information

Stung Treng , Cambodia
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This crumbling temple is across the Mekong from Stung Treng in the town of the same name. It is hardly worth the effort for the casual visitor, but temple fiends may feel the urge to tick it off. Thala Boravit (ថ្លា​បូរាវិត) was an important Chenla-period trading town on the river route connecting the ancient city of Champasak and the sacred temple of Wat Phu with the southern reaches of the Chenla empire, including the ancient cities of Sambor Prei Kuk (Isanapura) and Angkor Borei. For all its past glories, there is very little to see today. Thala Boravit is on the west bank of the Mekong River and boats cross from the boat dock in Stung Treng roughly every 30 minutes throughout the day (5000/1500r with/without a motorbike). The new bridge, when completed, will terminate in Thala Boravit.