Svay Rieng, known as one of smallest and sleepiest Cambodian province has its provincial capital with the same name with just 43 kilometres from Bavet border crossing. Besides this, the province also considered as a very friendly place due to the result of border trade traffic, many business people and travelers passing through every day and this place would be perfect to stay overnight stop whether coming or going to Vietnam. Hence, although Svay Rieng is a small province but there are several places to check out for visiting. If you’re looking for some activities to do during your trip there, the list down below will guide you to the tourist attractions in Svay Rieng.
1. Bavet International Border
This place is counted as the most popular place to visit in Svay Rieng province. When people think of this province, Bavet international border will pop up first into their mind. So what does it have? Located 48 kilometers from Svay Rieng provincial town and it’s the border between Cambodia and Vietnam. Bavet’s main attraction are the two casinos that was just nearby the border, you can take a short walking to reach there. The casino is famous for foreigners. Besides the casino, there also a market where goods are transferred between Cambodia and Vietnam. This place is worth checking out.
2. Prey Ba Sak
Located in Svay Rieng district to the south of the provincial town, about 8.5 kilometers from the town as well. Prey Basak is a village of local people at the west and the south lived. Hence, there is a resort there which attract many travelers to visit. The resort was designed to let visitors learn about the local people and Cambodian culture and civilization. Visitors can do many activities while staying at the resort, there are culture performance and many others that related to Cambodian culture. Because Prey Basak is the only place which has the most complex forest among others in Svay Rieng province, so visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery as well. One last tip, Prey Basak is an experience not to missed.
3. Shopping In Svay Rieng
Although Svay Rieng is quite a small province but still there is one big market. Phsa Svay Rieng is simple what it called, which is a very busy area and local shops are dealing the daily consumer products such as fish, meat, fruits, vegetables and another product are mostly transport from Vietnam since the border is nearby. Most of the drinks and food shops are surrounding the area, there are many snacks that travelers need to check out, it’s a satisfied experience.
4. Where to eat in Svay Rieng
Travel to Svay Rieng province, you can see some cheap food stalls around the big market and also there are snack stalls which are open from late afternoon till night along the river. If you’re wondering about where to eat in Svay Rieng or you wanna know some good restaurant to check out, this is perfect for you to read. The following restaurant is just east of monument and quite close to each other. Offered with signs and menu in English and pleasant staffs.
- Svay Rieng restaurant: Small restaurant, sell Khmer and Chinese foods.
- Pich Restaurant: This one is quite popular with the local, they have Khmer, Chinese foods and also some western foods.
- Serei Pheap Thmey restaurant: Provide good foods and well-mannered staff and they can speak English also. This little wooden restaurant is built on stiff on the riverside and is considered of the best in town.