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History Kampong Thom Province

History of Kampong Thom

Geography Demographics Telephone
Capital: Kampong Thom
Location: Central
Area: 13,814 km2
Population: 569,060
Density: 41.2 /km2
Calling code
Town and Districts
Baray, Kampong Svay , Stueng Saen , Prasat Balangk , Prasat Sambour, Sandan ,Santuk , Stoung
 

General Information

The Kampong Thom Province is located at the central point of the Kingdom of Cambodia and has a total land area of 15,061km2 divided into 8 districts, 81 communes and 737 Villages. The province is divided into two parts. The eastern part of National Road 6, covers 70% surface consisting of forests and plateau, rich in natural resources which are good for agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry. The Western of part of National Road 6, covers 30% surface is the plain area extending to Tonle Sap Lake. This area is good for rice cultivation and fishing for supporting the needs of the province and exporting to other.
The original name of Kampong Thom was "Kampong Pus Thom" or the Kampong of the big snakes (Kampong is a peer, a landing on a river). This name was derived from a couple of big snakes that were said to live in cave at the Sen river and which people saw on the holy Buddhist days. During the French colony in Cambodia, the French ruled and divided Cambodian territory into provinces, and named them according the spoken words of the people called �Kampong Thom Province� until now.
Kompong Thom is starting to draw more visitors thanks to the pre-Angkoria temples of Sambor Prei Kuk and other lesser-known Angkorian sites. During the time of French, it was home to a large minority group called the Stieng, but they have long been assilimated into Cambodian Society. Farming and fishing are the mainstay of the population, Stung Sen winding its way through the province and into the Tonle Sap river in western Kompong Thom. 
The province was hard hit by the long civil war and came under particularly fierce US bombardment in the early 1970s in an effort to reopen the severed road between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. There are only two roads that visitors tend to use in Kompong Thom Province: national highway No 6, which links Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; and national highway 64 north to Tbeng Meanchey and Preah Vihear Province. national highway 6 towards Phnom Penh is in good shape, but west towards Siem Reap is very unpleasant (at the time of writing). national highway 64 is good in the dry season, messy in the wet season, but in line for an all-weather renovation.

Kampong Thom , often called the navel of Cambodia, is a sleepy rural town, though there is plenty nearby to keep visitors amused. The town is at the crossroads of the Angkor temple complex, Preah Vihear temple, and the pre-Ankorian capital of Sambor Prey Kup. The town sits on the banks of the slow moving Sen River which originates in the Dangrek Mountains. Attractions include:

- Ku Norkor Temple (70km from town)
- Wat Prasat Temple (29km from town)
- Roka or Preah Theat Temple (14km from town)
- Sombo Prey Kuk Temple (37km from town)
- Andet Temple (29km from town)
- Kdey Deum Pagoda (52km from town)
- Thvea Kdey or Thvea Prambey Pagoda (54km from town)
- Popeach Pagoda (39km from town)
- Antrey Som Vorac Pagoda (1km from town)
- Sontuk Mountain (15km from town)
- Koul River (59km from town)
- Phe Lake (0.5km from town)
- Cheva Heap Pool (72km from town)
- Prk Pros River (16km from town)
-O’Snay Dyke (52km from town)
- Mouy Makara Dyke (36km from town)
- Twn Park (In town)
- Vari Vabakam (the waterworks) (In town)

 
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