Kompong Chhnang Province (ខេត្តកំពង់ឆ្នាំង) is a relatively wealthy province, thanks to its proximity to the capital and its fishing and agricultural industries and abundant water resources. While nothing much may be happening in the province's sleepy capital city of Kompong Chhnang (Clay Pot Port), the bustling dock on the Tonlé Sap River is the jumping-off point for serene boat rides to two floating villages. Skimming through the watery streets in a tiny wooden paddle-boat as the late-afternoon sun sends a shimmer over the river is a gorgeous way to end a day.
Outside of town you'll find a lush landscape of yellow-green rice fields. Here, in the tiny hamlets where cows slumber beside curvaceous hay bales, the area's distinctive pottery is crafted underneath stilted homes, providing another reason to linger.