Posts Tagged ‘Kampong Thom’

Isanapura, better known as Sambor Prei Kuk, is the capital of Chenla from 7th century. Located 37 km north of Kampong Thom town, this ancient temple deserve much more attention from both local and foreign visitors. In early 2011, GTZ and Kiri Reach initiated an eco-tourism program called Isanborei in the purposes of attracting tourists to the Sambo area and offering them an unforgettable time and at the same time providing livelihood to local villagers. This program is still not yet well known, but I hope that in the near future it can attach more people there.

It was around 2004 that I first visited Sambo Prei Kuk, since then I have visited there more than ten times, since my workplace has a project site (tree nurseries) just right inside the complex. I am thinking of spending a night or two there and do some serious work to capture the beauty of these hidden temples. To date, more than 200 temples have been discovered, but I have only visited some main temples of in the complex. Here are some photos from my latest visit on May 09, 2011.

Prasat Sambor

Linga at Sambor Preikuk

Inside a brick temple

Sunset at Senn River

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Landscape
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Sunset at Senn River, Kampong Thom
Sunset View at Senn river in Kampong Thom, taken about six hours ago.

Kampong Thom From Top

Posted: March 16, 2009 in Photos
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As Kampong Thom is one of the main target provinces of my workplace, I have been there for one or twice every month for the last four or five years. I have been stayed at Arunras Hotel, the biggest hotel in the province, for no less than a hundred nights in total, yet I had never been to its rooftop until my last trip. Only the two telecommunication towers located in the nearby Department of Post and Telecommunication stand taller than Arunras six-story building. Here are some photos of Steung Sen Provincial Town from the top of the building.

090315kgthom1Overlook Steung Sen river.

090315kgthom2Many wooden houses have changed to concrete, though there are still some remaining traditional wooden houses.

090315kgthom3 National Road No. 6.

090315kgthom4Children Coming back from School by bicycles.

090315kgthom5Sunset in Kompong Thom. I guess the vista would be even much scenic to view from rice field.