Kampong Thom Overview
Located at the central point of the Kingdom of Cambodia and bordered by Tonle Sap Great Lake, Kampong Thom is Cambodia's second largest province by area. Its capital is a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Sen River. Thanks to its geographic region, the province is amongst the nine provinces forming the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. It has a road network which links Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on National Route #6, and separates to Preah Vihear Province via National Route 64.
Historically, Kompong Thom was a very powerful capital in Southeast Asia during the Funan period. Amongst a number of significant pre-Angkorian and Angkorian sites in the province, Sambor Prei Kuk Temple and Andet Temple are two of the main pre-Angkorian temples representing pre-Angkorian architectural styles: Sambo and Kampong Preah. Later on, during the French rule, the province was home to a large group named the Stieng, but they have long been assimilated into the Khmer society.
There are some tourist attraction places in Kampong Thom such as Phnom Santuk (Santuk Mountain), Sambo Prey Kuk, Prasat Andet Temple, Wat Prasat, Prasat Kuhak Nokor, Khmer Village Home-Stay, and so on.