Traveling to Cambodia is always an interesting option to see the Angkor temples, dolphins in Kratie, beaches in Sihanoukville or the historic killing fields. For these reasons Cambodia has grown to one of the top destinations in Southeast Asia.
Checkout our travel tips to Cambodia before going.
Meanwhile, one destination that is growing in popular is Kampong Cham. Here is some of the top things to do in Kampong Cham Cambodia.
Enjoy the Scenery From French Lookout Tower
The first thing on the list of things to do in Kampong Cham Cambodia is to visit the French Lookout Tower. If you not afraid of heights, then why don’t you try to climb up the tower and see everything from the top.
Well, the tower is fairly high that was used to monitor river traffic. But, today, this lookout tower has been becoming a popular tourist spot. Unfortunately, if you want to see the view from the top of the tower.
You need to climb up the stairs which are absurdly high and steep.
Some visitors may not be willing to climb up because they are afraid of heights or they feel that the steep steps are not safe.
However, this can be a very interesting thing that you can only find in Kampong Cham Cambodia.
Go Along Bamboo Bridge and Koh Paen
The next thing on the list of things to do in Kampong Cham Cambodia. Is to see and pass through Bamboo Bridge. This bamboo bridge is only built during the dry season that only occurs between November to April.
The bridge itself is about 800 meters long to connect Koh Paen and Kampong Cham. It is a unique bamboo bridge that can also load an SUV. However, you will not find this Bamboo bridge during the rainy season because the river will flood and the bridge will be taken down.
Therefore, if you really want to see how this bridge looks like, it seems that you must come to Kampong Cham during the dry season. You can go to Koh Paen through the Bamboo bridge.
See the Amazing Abandoned Airfield
If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Kampong Cham, then you probably can take a bike and head to the abandoned airfield site for a country road traveling.
This abandoned airfield has an extraordinary view that you can choose for a photo background. Since it is far away from the town, you can see a lot of cows that are eating along the edge of the road.
Suppose you do not want to ride a bike, you can also rent a car that can also go to the airfield. Though it really looks isolated, this area is really calming and enjoyable.
See Monkeys At Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey
Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey are considered as two holy sites that you can find in Kampong Cham where there are a lot of monkeys who live there.
Even though it is not located in the center of the town but you can still reach the location for a few minutes towards Phnom Penh.
Somehow, if you want to enter these sites, you need to pay for a ticket as much as $2 for a foreigner.
In this case, you are allowed to enter Wat Nokor. Meanwhile, the Phnom Pros itself means mountain man where you can see more than 150 docile monkeys.
These monkeys may bother you if you open your car window but they are quite friendly with strangers. So, you must not leave your car with windows opened unless you already give away your car to them.
Vist the Beautiful Wat Nokor
Wat Nokor is a one of kind of temple that you can find in Kampong Cham. And it belongs to Buddhist temple that was built-in the 11th century.
Well, this temple really has an amazing interior design that makes this temple become a must-see place.
You can enter the temple and you will hear some bats squeaking. The temple is colourful designed and ornaments. The temple can really pamper your eyes during your visit to Kampong Cham.
Even though this temple is not the only destination that you can visit, you still need to come to the temple and see how beautiful this temple is.
Anyway, Wat Nokor is a good choice for a visit in which you can visit easily from Kampong Cham.
Visit Wat Hanchey Hilltop Pagoda
This pagoda or temple is located about 20km from Kampong Cham itself. It is a beautiful hilltop pagoda that has become a popular tourist attraction.
It was a crucial place to worship in the era of Chenla but today it has become a nice spot to enjoy the Mekong views of the country.
Basically, this pagoda was built-in the 8th century but some of the foundations were destroyed by the US bombs. Well, if you want to visit this temple, you can try to go north from Kampong Cham and it takes about 30 minutes to reach the pagoda.
Where to Stay in Kampong Cham
Kampong Cham has a limited supply of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available in Kampong Cham if you are planning to visit Kampong Cham.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Reasmey Cheanich Hotel
Rating 8.0, Prices start from $21 for Double room
Reasmey Cheanich Hotel offers modern and comfortable accommodation within 300 m from Thom Thmey Market. Free parking is available on site, while complimentary WiFi access is provided throughout the property.
Facilities include a wardrobe, electric kettle and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The en suite bathroom comes with towels, slippers, shower facility and free toiletries.
Rating 8.8, Prices start from $9 for Double room
Phalla Riverside in Kampong Cham provides accommodation with a garden and a terrace. At the inn, every room is fitted with a balcony. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower.
Mekong Crossing Guesthouse – Restaurant & Pub
Rating 7.8, Prices start from $9 for Double room
Situated in Kampong Cham, Mekong Crossing Guesthouse – Restaurant & Pub provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. A 7-minute walk from Kampong Cham Night Market and 300 m from Kampong Cham Riverside Park, the property offers a terrace and on-site dining.
Finally, these are an only a few things to do in Kampong Cham Cambodia that you should not miss. You will need no more than a few days to see most of Kampong Cham. It’s still worth a visit.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the top things to do in Kampong Cham Cambodia has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go too.