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Stairs to Phnom Santuk
Phnom Santuk (Santuk Mountain)
Phnom Santok is a cultural and natural site located in Ko Koh village, Ko
Koh commune, Santuk district, about 17 kilometers south of Kampong Thom
provincial town. The site include four mountains: Phnom Srah Kmao or Phnom
Tbeng, Phnom Penhum or Phnom Kraper, Phnom Champa and Phnom Santuk.
Prasat Andet Temple
Prasat Andet is located about 27 kilometers northwest of Provincial Town of
Kampong Thom, in Prasat Village, Sankor Commune, Kampong Svay District,
Kampong Thom. The temple was built in second half of 7th century (627-707)
during the reign of king Jayavarman I to dedicate to God Hirihara, in
Kampong Preah style and made of brick with masonry, laterite and sandstone.
Prasat Andet had isolated plan, built on a 5.30-meter height artificial
hill, and was form in rectangular shape with 7.50-meter length, 5.50-meter
width and 1-meter thick (interior to exterior). It was facing to the East.
The lintel of Prasat Andet was carved in the garlands and carefully done in
the traditional khmer style.
Prasat Kok Rokar (Preah Theat)
Prasat Kok Rokar is located in Rokar Phum, Srayov Commune, Stung Sen
District, Kampong Thom province in a 14-km distance from Provincial Town of
Kampong Thom. The temple was built of sandstone and laterite in Khleng style
at the end of 11th century during the reign of king Suryavarman I to
dedicate to Siva.
Prasat Kuhak Nokor
Prasat Kuhak Nokor is located in Trodork Poung Village, Pong Ror Commune,
Baray District, Kampong Thom Province and is in the complex of Wat Kuhak
Nokor (Buddhist Pagoda). To reach there, passenger can take all kinds of
vehicle on National Road 6, then turn west through the gate of Kuhak Nokor
pagoda in a distance of 2km. It is 79km from Provincial Town of Kampong
Thom. These sanctuaries were built on the flat ground, on a square terrace
made of laterite and sandstone facing to the East with the rampart
surrounding. This rampart has a 35m-length (East to West) and a 25m-width
(North to South). There is surrounding rampart of one meter height and 0.8
meter thick with two gateways: Eastern gateway is 9m height divided into 3
rooms, and western gateway is small and has square shape.
Preah Bat Chan Tuk or Buddha statue
Preah Bat Chan Tuk or Buddha Statue, Kampong Thom serves as major tourist
attractions of Kampong Thom. The Preah Bat Chan Tuk or Buddha Statue,
Kampong Thom is a must in every itinerary to the place for its amazing
beauty and the importance it played in the history of the place. The Preah
Bat Chan Tuk or Buddha Statue in Kampong Thom is visited by thousands every
year making it one of the favored places in the city. The historical site
offers valuable knowledge about the way of living in the ancient era to the
historians and the travelers.
The Prey Pros, Kampong Thom is a must visit for travelers planning to visit
Kampong Thom Tourist Attractions. The place is filled with the numerous
Tourist Attractions in Kampong Thom which make the place attractive
propositions for the travelers. The Prey Pros, Kampong Thom plays host as a
natural site for enjoying the surroundings of the place along with its
cultural insights. The Prey Pros in Kampong Thom is located at the Prey Pros
Village which lies at the Prey Preal Commune, Kampong Svay District. The
place is situated at a distance of 16 kilometers northwest of Provincial
Town of Kampong. The site has developed as major tourist attraction with its
elements that brings the travelers very close to nature.
Sambo Prey Kuk
Sambo Preykuk is a cultural and historical site located in Sambo village,
Sambo commune, Prasat Sambo district, about 25 kilometers northeast of
Kampong Thom provincial town. The site was once an old capital named
Isanapura and a religious center for the worship of Shiva Brahmanism.
Wat Kampong Thom
Wat Kampong Thom, also known as Wat Indrisamavora, is located in Kdei
village, Preykahu commune, Stung Sen district, about 1 kilometer from the
provincial town. This old temple is a holy place that covers 2,053 square
meters. Statues related to the Buddha story can be found in the pagoda. The
pagoda fences are painted in many different colors and styles. The pagoda
offers a cool place for visitors to relax, especially during festivals.
Located at Ka Kos Village, Ka Kos Commune, Santhuk District in 16-km
distance from Provincial Town of Kampong Thom on National Highway No 6. The
craftsmen take the rocks from the food of Santhuk Mountain to make statues
and various figures for house decoration. This stone handicraft is served
for domestically and internationally target markets.
handicraft, Kampong Thom has other handicrafts like Krama, Silk shirts,
traditional Khmer clothing and handbags. There is also the common markets
with all you may need (food, garments, etc.).