When one talks about fishery in Cambodia, the first thing they could think of is “Tonle Sap lake”. The Tonle Sap lake is the biggest lake in Cambodia which supplies tons of fish every year for the fishermen. It is the soul of Cambodian people. The fish supply from the lake alone could sustain the life of all Cambodian people every day. Besides providing an abundant amount of fish, it also flows out with fertile soil along the river allowing fertility to the land nearby river. Located only around 90 km away from Phnom Penh city, the province can be accessed via either water or land transportation. You can reach the province by national road number 5 across Oudong city. It used to be a capital city of Cambodia in the ancient time. The road access is so easy and convenient that all tourists could enjoy only a few hours ride.
Kampong Chhnang literally means a land of pots in Khmer language. Relatively, it has this name because it is the place where you can buy our Cambodian products of a pot. The pots are made by hands and mostly they are made of clay. Therefore, clay pot statue is built to represent the whole town of Kampung Chhnang. Once you see a big clay pot in the middle of the town, there is no doubt that you are here in the fertile land of Kampung Chhnang province. There are a lot of fun places and fun things inside the wet lowland of Kampung Chhnang province. Be ready to explore!
Fun things and Activities to do
Kampung Chhnang province is the place where most tourists can enjoy sightseeing with the ways of life of local people and many other magnificent natural sites. If you are to visit there, you will fall in love with the friendly greet from the local people and the natural places inside the province.
Phnom Neang Kang Rey
The first and famous tourist attraction in Kampung Chhnang is Kang Rey mountain. Every Cambodian people know the folk tale of Kang Rey mountain. Basically, the Cambodian old folks told that this mountain came from the corpse of Neang Kang Rey died because her husband had left her with no mercy. Neang Kang Rey who was a daughter of a giant was left by her human husband after marriage and died. Her corpse, later on, became the mountain. Moreover, if we take a closer look at the mountain, we will see it looking as if a woman is lying on the ground. So tourists enjoy taking epic pictures with the nature and sightseeing along the boat trip. Furthermore, Kang Rey mountain is also a natural wildlife reserve. It is sorrowful to look at the mountain knowing the tragedy of the old folk tale.
Phnom San Touch
The location of Phnom San Touch is easy to access. If you want to escape the busy city and want to enjoy the tranquil natural environment, take a walk around here. Feeling cool under the shade of big trees, you can peacefully listen to the birds singing, and the cool breeze soothes your mind. Moreover, Phnom San Touch is a magnificent natural site mixing with the history related to the legend of Cambodia. It is also a place for many researchers to come and discover the great civilization of the legend from the big rock formation around there.
Forget about the urban lifestyle, you can turn the attention into the new and unique ways of life on the river. Therefore, floating village allows the tourists to visit the house floating on the great lake. Moreover, the tourists could be amazed of how they live, interact and making a trade with each other by boat. In addition, you will also be able to learn about the fishery of people on the great lake and enjoy the boat trip on the gigantic lake seeing the sun set reflecting golden lines on the surface of the water.
Kampong Chhnang province is not a focal point of tourist destination in Cambodia. Even this province’s economy is mainly based on farming and handicraft, there are a few great places where you can stay in comfortable with modern facilities. If you are constrained by the thought of not having a proper place to stay in such a province, don’t get it wrong. Book the place now via this website.
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