The 10 Best Things to Do in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

August 28, 2017 Christa Meece

Discover the best top things to do in Kampong Cham, Cambodia including Ko Paen Bamboo Bridge, Koh Paen Island, Wat Nokor, Wat Hanchey, Phnom Srey and Phnom Pros, Cheung Kok, The French Tower, Wat Moha Leap, Tuk Tuk Driver Tour, Reatha Tours - Private Tours.
Restaurants in Kampong Cham

1. Ko Paen Bamboo Bridge

Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Ko Paen Bamboo Bridge

Reviewed By vetran2015 - Greater Melbourne, Australia

This bride has been demolished and no longer exists it is a dead parrot, dead it is not alive it nolonger exists

2. Koh Paen Island

Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
81%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 47 reviews

Koh Paen Island

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

In some sense, I am not even sure that this island in the Mekong is a "sight". There are no tickets, no obvious attractions, no tour guides and no signboards or other tourist information. It is just a geographical feature really.
On the other hand, it offers authentic vistas of rural Khmer life, with wooden houses on stilts, corn and rice fields, haystacks, water buffalo and people going about their daily lives. You can drive over the new concrete bridge and continue on (via ferry) to the extraordinary wooden pagoda of Maha Leap. By bike, it can offer an interesting rural adventure.

3. Wat Nokor

Off the Road to Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
35%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Wat Nokor

Reviewed By travelkat88 - Perth, Australia

For anybody interested in history, this place is a must visit. I loved the mix of ancient and modern which gave it a feeling of continuity throughout the ages.
We came across a couple who were having their wedding photos taken and this place seems popular for this as the surroundings certainly add to the atmosphere of the photography.

4. Wat Hanchey

20km North of Kampong Cham, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
23%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Wat Hanchey

Reviewed By foxylady23 - London, United Kingdom

This temple pre dates the Angkor temple complex built by the Chenla Empire in 8th century.It showcases the superb architecture of the time There are 291 steps to climb or go by vehicle, Views across the Mekong and countryside are wonderful. This is a regular stop if you are on a Mekong River cruise.otherwise doubt if you would visit.
Huge sculptures of fruit and vegetables seem rather out of place with the orange clan monks wandering the grounds
Lots of locals asking visitors to buy books and pens for the children

5. Phnom Srey and Phnom Pros

Kro La Commune, Kampong Siem District, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
39%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Phnom Srey and Phnom Pros

Reviewed By Etosha - Lancaster, United Kingdom

I am not sure it is worth going to Phnom Srey as it is much more of a walk and climb. Phnom Pros is a big site with a major temple and has a relatively short stairway. The main reason for coming is to see (and perhaps feed) the monkeys. This is an excellent site for animal photography because the monkeys take relatively little notice of humans. The cost of entry is included in the payment at Wat Nokor Bachey (about $3 for all three).

6. Cheung Kok

National Road 7 | Kampong Siem Disctrict, Kampong Cham 16157, Cambodia +855 69 555 115
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Cheung Kok

Discover our activities and book your stay via the secure platform : U2GUIDE The handicraft concept & community-based ecotourism project, were initiated by AMICA (french association) and supported by the villagers of Cheung Kok. A tour of the town accompanied by our local guide, Aline. Stroll through the rice fields and the discovery of Khmer countryside. The opportunity to participate in some craft workshops. A dinner and a night in one of the traditional houses perched on stilts in a Khmer family. Aline, the local guide, will show you the multiple activities of the village: - Silk farm: discover this Cambodian ancestral tradition and learn about the silk production process, from the mulberry trees, to the silkworms, coccons and silk production. - Traditional craft workshop: Silk & Cotton KRAMA weaving, Coconut & Bamboo carving, Palm Leaves weaving. - Palm sugar production: take a walk with the last "palm trees climbers" of Cheung Kok and follow their work, collecting the palm sap at twenty meters above the ground. Learn about the palm sugar production process and taste it in a local meal. - Rice crop, join the farmers driving their big water buffalos for a tour in the paddy fields. - Enjoy a lunch in family in their local stilt house. - Amica Association and Cheung Kok community offers the opportunity to spend a night immersion in a local family.

Reviewed By travelpr0123 - travelpro123

Very recommended side trip offering a glimpse of the Cambodian countryside, albeit a little sanitzed version thereof due to Amica's management. Don't forget to buy their handmade items (silk pieces are rather scarce, but many cotton items manly korma) are available. Lovely tour by the manager/guide. Don't miss this opportunity. Not touristy.

7. The French Tower

Along the Mekong River, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
23%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
14%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 69 reviews

The French Tower

Reviewed By goodmclean - Can Tho, Vietnam

We visited this tower as a family (Mum, Dad and 3 kids aged 9, 7, 5) as part of a tuk tuk tour. We found our driver to be very helpful with explaining the history and meaning behind this tower. We thought we would give it a go to climb up the ladder inside the tower, but not only was it very step, it was also very wobbly! Only made it up 2 levels.

8. Wat Moha Leap

Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Wat Moha Leap

Wat Maha Leap is the last working wooden pagoda of its kind

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

While no one ever complained that Cambodia was a land lacking in temples and pagodas, one thing it does not have is many wooden temples. Apparently Wat Maha Leap is one of only two surviving wooden wats in the country. It is still little-known but with Kampong Cham now increasingly popular on the overland route between Cambodia and Laos, it seems destined to become a famous attraction.
The exterior and interior are both beautiful, covered with woodcarving, stonecarving, paintings and gold stencilling. Overall, it is reminiscent of the wooden temples of Lanna (Northern Thailand), yet there are some differences. This wat does not have the low-weeping eaves of a Thai wat, for example. Anyway, it is a must-see for fans of traditional architecture.

9. Tuk Tuk Driver Tour

Kampong Cham 12151, Cambodia
Excellent
56%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Tuk Tuk Driver Tour

Welcome! To Cambodia, the Kingdom of wonder, land, nation rich in tradition, cultural, historical, heritage, archeological treasures and natural beauty, the kingdom offers you unique opportunity to see ancient temples including fabled of Angkor ruin.

Reviewed By harripl22 - Sydney, Australia

Mr Vannat took 3 French ladies and myself on an extended day trip. I particularly wished to see the last remaining wooden pagoda in Cambodia, and luckily, he used to teach at the school next to the pagoda. He conversed easily in both French and English, and ensured that we saw many sights including a rubber plantation and factory and several temples. We even had a cup of tea at his house with his family. he was very knowledgeable, and even provided masks when we encountered road works on a dusty road.
I was intrigued by the delicacies on a roadside stall, but graciously declined a taste.

10. Reatha Tours - Private Tours

No 10 Phreh Sihanouk Street | Riverside, Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Reatha Tours - Private Tours

Here at Reatha tours we offer a wide range site seeing tours, transportation services and rental. Our main tours include: A Countryside Tour Sun Set Trip Cycling Tour Boat Trip to Kratie Kampong Cham Cooking Class In the future we will also being offering express minibus trips from Kratie, Kampong Cham and Siem Reap. Please email or call for details. Our countryside tour includes breakfast, lunch, a bottle of water and an English speaking guide. It takes about 7 hours. You will go and see Wat Han Chey, Phnom Bross Phnom Srie, Amica village, Wat Nor Kor Temple, fishing village and Kohpene. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Reviewed By Nigel M - Nether Heyford

Should you find yourself in Kampong Cham for a couple of days we would recommend this tour. This is a small organisation that is trying to get tourism off the map in Kampong Cham.
The tour consisted of a few sites that to be honest weren't all that especially having spent time in Siem Reap, but going through the countryside seeing all the locals and the general feel of this location was our highlight. Also they take you to an Eco-village again a highlight.
A tip for the Eco-village - take pens and paper for the village kids!!!!
Reatha Tours can also help with well priced onward travel. Very helpful staff all round

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