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Prey Veng Province Cambodia, Prey Veng Travel Guide, Transportation in Prey Veng, Prey Veng Information

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Prey Veng

Prey Veng is quite a sleepy Cambodian province, that just happen to have one of the countries busiest highways running straight through it-National Highway No 1, which links Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. It is a small but heavily populated agricultural region located on the east banks of the mighty Mekong. The name of the province means literally tall forest, but actually doesn't refer in any case to lush forests as most of them were chopped down in the past 30-50 years. Also rubber played once a big economical role in this province, but since the war took over the country the plantations are no longer commercially viable.


There are little places of significance to see nowadays, but during the pre-Angkorian times it must have been one of the most populated and lively areas of the country. One of the earliest pre-Angkorian kingdoms was located in the area around Ba Phnom.
The sleepy provincial capital is also named Prey Veng and situates on the National Highway No 11, recently rebuild as a road link between National Road No 11 and No 7, or Neak Luong and Kompong Cham. There aren't a lot of travellers making their way to that small town. So if you would like to escape from your fellow travellers that's an opportunity, especially on the way to Kampong Cham. It's also a stop worth on the way to or from Vietnam. The town itself hosts a few decaying colonial buildings, showing that this was once a lively and important centre. There is a huge lake on the west edge of the town, which evaporates from March till August and local farmers cultivate their rice on the fertile ground.



Prey Veng province is 4,883 square kilometres big. It's located in the South of the country and is bordering to the North with Kampong Cham, to the West with Kandal, to the East with Svay Rieng and to the South with Vietnam. The province consists of the typical plain wet area for Cambodia, covering rice fields and other agricultural plantations (rubber plantations in former times). The province also features two of the biggest rivers of the country the Tonle Bassac and the mighty Mekong.



Cambodia can be visited throughout the year. However, those plans to travel extensively by road should be avoided the last two months of the rainy season when some countryside roads may be impassable. The average temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius; the minimum temperature is about 16 degrees. December and January are the coolest months, whereas the hottest is April.



    General information about the provincial climate:
  • Cool season: November- March (24-32c)
  • Hot season: March- May (28c -36c)
  • Rainy season: May - October (24-32c, with humidity up to 90%.)

The current population in this province is 1,063,494 person or 7.64% of the total population (14,363,519 person in Cambodia, 2007, provincial government data) with a growth rate of 2.40%, which consists of 502,671 person or 47.18% who are male and 560,823 person or 52.82% who are female. The above number also consists of 825,818 persons or 80.54% who are farmers, 140,685 persons or 13.72% who are fishermen, 44,561 persons or 4,35% who are traders and 14,267 persons or 1.39% who are government?s officers. The population density is 217.8 people per square kilometre.


Local Tours

Viel Brang :
Viel Brang (Veal Brang) In the City, Prey Veng is one of the natural Prey Veng Tourist Attractions. The country of Cambodia has a number of attractions ranging from natural ones to cultural ones. The Prey Veng province is located in the south of Cambodia.

The Viel Brang (Veal Brang ) In the City, Prey Veng is an excellent place to experience pristine nature. The Viel Brang (Veal Brang ) In the City, Prey Veng is a nature and wildlife preserve. It is situated in the Kampong Leav Commune. The site is excellent for adventure and hiking. You can see various species of wildlife and plants here. Apart from the Viel Brang (Veal Brang ) In the City in Prey Veng you can also see other Attractions of Prey Veng. Some of these attractions are Ba Phnom Resort, Prey Veng, Ba Ray An Det Resort, Prey Veng, Fish Growing Center, Prey Veng, Kampong Sne Damp, Prey Veng, Nokor Phnom, Prey Veng, Prey Chong Srok Temple, Prey Veng, Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng and Weaving Handicraft Center, Prey Veng. Viel Brang (Veal Brang ) In the City, Prey Veng is actually situated in the city center. So you can visit this beautiful place easily.


Nokor Phnom :
Nokor Phnom is located in Roung Dam Rei Village, Cheung Phnom Commune, Bar Phnom District, about 45 km (1h:30mn) from Provincial Town. It is a Nature & Wildlife Preserves.

Ba Phnom Resort :
Ba Phnom is located in Chheur Kach commune, Ba Phnom district, about 78 kilometers east of Phnom Penh and 45 kilometers south of Prey Veng provincial town.
Visitors traveling from Phnom Penh along National Road 1 should turn left at Kampong Sneung market and go about 7 kilometers. There are four mountains in Ba Phnom-Phnom Sampeou, Phnom Laang, Phnom Thom and Phnom Banhchor. Ba Phnom was once the ancient city Nokor Phnom, which was located near these mountains in Ba Phnom district. Few remnants of the city remain. Among those that can be seen are pieces of the ancient temple Prasat Chan, which was located in front of Wat Vihear Kuk, near the foot of Phnom Sampeou in Cheung Phnom commune. At one time, the city also had a palace and a hall, but both have been destroyed by years of war.


The view from the top of Ba Phnom is very picturesque. There is a big, rocky cave near the mountaintop that shelters wildlife. At the foot of mountain, there is a pagoda, Wat Phnom, also known as Wat Ba Phnom.Aroad circles the mountains, and a big pond lies the east of them. People live around the mountains. Ba Phnom has been eyed for tourism development east of the Mekong River, because the area attracts many people on weekends and during Cambodian festivals.

The resort of Ba Phnom has four mountains closed to each other, namely: Sam Por, Sa Ang, Thum and Bonh Chor mountain. Ba Phnom is the former old Capital named Nor Kor Phnom. Nowadays, it remains some evidence like an ancient temple called Pra Sat Chan located in front of Kuk pagoda closed to Sam Pov Mountain in Cheung Phnom Commune, halls and palace are completely damaged by war at that time. Ba Phnom has beautiful scenery when viewing from the above peak and big rocky caves, the hideout of wild life. At the mountain?s Valley, there is a pagoda named ?Ba Phnom? surrounded mountain rank and a big pond at the East of the pagoda. Around the mountain, there are residences of the local people.


Baray Andet :
Baray Andet is in Baray village, Baray commune, Prey Veng district, 3 kilometers west of Prey Veng provincial town. It is a plain on high ground surrounded by big trees. It is believed that Baray Andet is Bang Bot place, where all of the powerful and magical spirits in Prey Veng province gather, so local people consider it to be an ideal place for swearing oaths and praying.On Silas days, people play pinpeat music for the spirit Neakta. They pray for happiness and ask for rain to grow rice. This is also the starting point for the Neakta procession to Ba Phnom before Khmer New Year.


Chong Srok Temple :
Chong Srok temple is located in Chong Srok village, Chong Srok commune, Srei Sithar Kandal district, about 38 kilometers north of Prey Veng provincial town. Chong Srok temple was built of brick and sandstone in the 7th century. It was built on a high ground in a field of palm trees near a koki tree. Although much of the temple has been destroyed, there remains a sandstone statue of a bull, once revered as a powerful Bodhisattva, or a Buddhist deity.
    Beside the three sites, there are 15 other worship sites for visitors to explore:
  • Vihear Kandal in Kampong Trabek district
  • Vihear Prey Cha Riek in Kampong Trabek district
  • Vihear Prey Vear in Kampong Trabek district
  • Kampong Trabek Stupa
  • Wat Kdei Troap in Preah Sdech district
  • Wat Krang Svay in Preah Sdech district
  • Kdei Ang or Ang Chumnit in Preah Sdech district
  • Vihear Preah Sena in Preah Sdech district
  • Wat Viang ptan in Preah Sdech district
  • Vihear Hor in Preah Sdech district
  • Preah Poan in Preah Sdech district
  • Vihear in Preah Sdech district
  • Preah Vihear Kuk in Ba Phnom district
  • Preah Vihear Cham or Chan Ba Phnom
  • Preah Theat Me Bon in Prey Veng district Animists in Prey Veng province go to these sites to worship. The sites are also gathering points for local people.Prey Chong Srok is one of the best Prey Veng Tourist Attractions. This is a beautiful local temple which is used by the locals as a place for worship. The Prey Chong Srok Temple, Prey Veng has lots of religious as well as historical importance. The travelers should visit this temple as they will get to know more about the history of the place and their religious traditions from here.
Prey Chong Srok Temple is regarded as one of the best religious sites of the province. The architecture of the Prey Chong Srok Temple in Prey Veng is praiseworthy. The temple is situated about 50 kilometers from the provincial town and can be reached by special tourist buses or rented cars. The tourists are awestruck at the picturesque beauty of the place.

Kompong Sne Damp :
Kampong Sne Damp, Prey Veng is one of the best Prey Veng Tourist Attractions. The travelers visiting Prey Veng are all praise for the wonderful site of Kampong Sne Damp, Prey Veng. It is an amazing Wildlife preserve located at about 16 kilometers from the provincial town.

Located at the Sne Village in the Thea Commune of Baphnom district, this wildlife preserve provide relief from the humdrum of city life. The lush greenery of the Kampong Sne Damp in Prey Veng is sure to win your hearts. It is advisable to book an accommodation in the nearby provincial town in order to visit this wildlife reserve. The travelers will get to know about the wildlife of Prey Veng and what measures are taken to preserve them in the area. The visit to this Kampong Sne Damp in Prey Veng will be very exciting if the trip is planned properly.

You will reach the Kampong Sne Damp within a hour from the provincial town. The travelers should make their food arrangements by themselves. It will take you an entire day to move about in the wildlife park. Thus its better to make prior arrangements to ensure complete comfort on your journey.


Vihear Chan Temple :
Vihear Chan Temple is located in Rong Dam Rey VillageCheungPhnom Commune, Bar Phnom District, about 30 km (1h) From Provincial Town. It is a Historical Sites & Buildings.Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng is one of best religious sites of Prey Veng. It is classified as one of the best Tourist attractions of Prey Veng. It is located in the Rong Dam Rey Village Cheung Phnom Commune in the Bar Phnom District which is in close proximity to the Prey Veng province. The Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng is an oft visited site in Prey Veng.

The Travelers won't face any difficulty in reaching this beautiful temple as the location of Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng is well connected. Its better if you hire a car or a tourist bus before going to visit this religious spot. The Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng is a wonderful site from where the travelers will get to know a lot about the religion of the Prey Veng people. The temple will also let you know more about the customs and rituals followed by the people of Prey Veng after visiting this temple. The Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng can be reached within one hour from the provincial town. The Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng has a wonderful architecture. The travelers are awed at the beauty of the architecture. So don't miss being at the Vihear Chan Temple, Prey Veng while on a trip to Prey Veng.


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