The visit to Anlong Veng of Odor Meanchey Province last week made Preah Vihear and Palin are the only two provinces for me to complete my nationwide visit. Located 118 km north of Siem Reap, it can be reached in about 2 hours by car along the National Road 67 that was recently smoothly paved. The dusty and poor town of Anlong Veng was home to Khmer Rough stronghold until 1998. This has drawn foreign and local visitors with interest in Cambodian contemporary history. Commonly visited sights are House and Grave of Ta Mok (Brother No 5), Pol Pot’s Residence, Cremation Site of Pol Pot. About 20 km from the town is Choam Srawngam border crossing.
As I did not have much time, I only dropped a short visit to Ta Mok House before heading back to Siem Reap on the same day.
Overall view of Ta Mok House.
Inside of Ta Mok House. Trees were used as pillars.
View from Ta Mouk House. The artificial lake were created on Ta Mok’s order and the mountain at the rear is Dang Rek mountain range. Cross over the mountain range is Thai border.