The province of Preah Vihear in the north of Cambodia is largely determined by two main attractions: the historically and artistically very valuable temple complex Prasat Preah Vihear and the dispute over this region, on which this temple stands.
Prasat Preah Vihear temple complex towers on the hill at 700 meters. It was built in the 10th to the 12th century, when the early Khmer people were still Hindu. Several relevant temples are to be found here, which have so far attracted a number of tourists.
Koh Ker- the short-lasting old capital of the Khmer Empire is a 40-meter-high pyramid divided into seven levels. In addition, Preah Khan approximately 25 square kilometers and the tourism have not been largely exploited. Many small ruins in the jungle are hardly ever visited and wait to be discovered. Moreover, the landscape in this province is absolutely attractive and inviting thanks to the new road network to enjoyable trips off the beaten tourist routes.
Tourism in Preah Vihear has not been developed, hence, the choice of accommodation, restaurants and entertainment are very limited and often fall short of expectations. However, for travelers who want to discover the serene Prasat Preah Vihear and its surrounding rural area, we make some suggestions on what you can possibly eat during your stay.
The province of Preah Vihear in the north of Cambodia is largely determined by two main attractions: its historically and artistically valuable temple complex Prasat Preah Vihear and the border dispute over this region on which this temple stands. Even though travel warnings are issued regarding such dispute, a visitation to this barely exploited province should be considered while you visit Cambodia. You can discover here pleasantly attractive landscape, several relevant temples as well as ruins in the jungle which are hardly visited and await their discovery.
Our pick: Explore the new World Heritage Preah Vihear, a Hindu temple on the top of mountain in the border and untouched area of Angkor Beng Mealea with 1000 carvings in the sandstone.
Historical tour to the Prasat Preah Vihear temple complex
Visit Chum Ka Mo - a silk-weaving centre of landmine and polio victims
Photo tour, art tour, archeology tour
Walking, biking and land excrusion to north Cambodia