Kompong Cham attractions

Buddhist Temple in Kompong Cham

Wat Maha Leap

Sacred Wat Maha Leap southeast of town is one of the last remaining wooden pagodas left in the country. More than a century old, this beautiful pagoda was only spared devastation by the Khmer Rouge because they conv…
Buddhist Temple in Kompong Cham

Wat Hanchey

Wat Hanchey is a hilltop pagoda 20km north of Kompong Cham that was an important centre of worship during the Chenla period when, as today, it offered some of the best Mekong views in Cambodia. The foundations of se…
Island in Kompong Cham

Koh Paen

For a supremely relaxing bicycle ride, it’s hard to beat Koh Paen, a rural island in the Mekong River, connected to the southern reaches of Kompong Cham town by an elaborate bamboo bridge (foreigner US$1) in the dry…
Buddhist Temple in Kompong Cham

Wat Nokor Bachey

The original fusion temple, Wat Nokor is a modern Theravada Buddhist pagoda squeezed into the walls of a 12th-century Mahayana Buddhist shrine of sandstone and laterite. It's located down a pretty dirt road just off…
Historic Building in Kompong Cham

Old French Lighthouse

Looming over the Mekong River opposite town is an old French lighthouse. For years it was an abandoned shell, but it's been renovated and features an incredibly steep and precarious staircase (more like a series of …
Factory in Kompong Cham

Chup Rubber Plantation Factory

Kompong Cham was the heartland of the Cambodian rubber industry and plantations still stretch across the province. Many of them are back in business and some of the largest plantations can be visited. Using an exten…