Preah Ko was the first temple to be built in the ancient and now defunct city of Hariharalaya (in the area that today is called Roluos), some 15 kilometers south-east of the main group of temples at Angkor, Cambodia. The temple was built under the Khmer King Indravarman I in 879 to honor members of the king's family, whom it places in relation with the Hindu deity Shiva.
After the Khmer king Jayavarman II founded the Khmer empire in 802 A.D., he finally established his capital at Hariharalaya. Indravarman I was the nephew of Jayavarman II. When he ascended to the throne, he ordered the construction first of Preah Ko, which was dedicated in 879, and later of the temple-mountain known as the Bakong. It is likely that this building program was made possible by the king's peaceful reign and his ability to draw income from the expanding empire. A restoration of the towers took place in early 1990s, financed by German government.
Preah Ko consists of six brick towers arranged in two rows of three towers each perched on a sandstone platform. The towers face east, and the front central tower is the tallest. The sanctuaries are dedicated to three divinized forefathers of Indravarman and their respective wives. The front central tower is dedicated to Jayavarman II, the founder of the Khmer empire. The tower to the left is dedicated to Prithivindreshvara, King Indravarman's father; the tower to the right to Rudreshvara, his grandfather. The three rear towers are dedicated to the wives of these three men.The central towers all bear images of the Hindu god Shiva.
Preah Ko, which means 'the sacred bull' (Shiva's vehicle Nandi), was built by Indravarman I in 879. It is part of the Roluos group of monuments about 13 kilometers east of Siem Riep. The temple is distinguished from others in the area by the unusual arrangement of its six central towers, which stand in two rows facing east.
The three towers on the east side are staggered so that the central tower is slightly further to the west. This tower is dedicated to Shiva, the Hindu god closely associated with the rule of Jayavarman II, the founder of the Khmer Empire. The tower to the north was dedicated to the founder of Preah Ko, and the tower to the south was dedicated to the King's father. Each of these shrines once contained a statue, but they were removed at some time in the past.
Cambodia is home to some of the most significant populations of mammalian wildlife in Asia. Endangered species such as leopards, tigers, bantams, gaur, barking deer and the near-extinct Kouprey the Kingdom's national animal and the world's rarest large mammal have been sighted off the beaten path. In addition, wild elephants still roam remote pristine forests and monkeys and snakes abound in mountainous areas. While the international market for endangered species poses a great threat to the preservation of the Kingdom?s wildlife, conservationists strive to research, document and preserve them.
Nowadays the dolphins live mainly in the rivers and waterways of Kratie and Stung Treng provinces. The number of these mammals is estimated to be between 40 and 60 and they are often seen travelling in small groups of 6 to 10 individuals. The females usually give birth to young once every two years most often during the months of June to August. The young dolphins are about 1m in length at birth and suckle milk. By adulthood the dolphins can attain a length of over 2.5m and weigh up to 180kg. Their diet consists mainly of small fish, shellfish and snails. The dolphins can swim at speeds up to 40km per hour and stay submerged for periods between five and ten minutes.
The Mekong River between Stung Treng and the Laos border is very light on population and heavy on beautiful scenery. Boulder outcroppings, numerous sets of rapids, swirling pothole currents, wide sweeping stretches of river and forested landscape along the banks all await the boat traveler. It makes for a great trip, either for the traveler that wants to continue on to Laos or for those wanting to enjoy a wild stretch of the Mekong in Cambodia.
The trip is difficult to downright impossible to make on this shallow stretch of the Mekong during the dry season, with cont less sunken islands and a virtual forest of trees growing right in the middle of the river. The trip becomes an obstacle course for the boat drivers this time of the year, as they carefully try to choose the best way to guide their craft through the maze that nature has created without losing a propeller to the river. The best time of the year to take this trip is from May to November when sufficient upstream rains have raised the river to a level that allows the boats to pass through carefully.
There is not a whole lot to do once you get to the border area, but travelers can leave their passport with Cambodian immigration (at the small checkpoint on the west bank of the river) and cross to the Laos side to eat at a riverside restaurant and look at the tiny market in the Laos village of Geedahn. Cambodian immigration officers may ask you see them, but it is not a fee set by the central government so you don?t have to pay it. There is also a guesthouse to stay at near this village (on the Laos side of the river, but a couple of hundred meters south along the riverbank where it is still Cambodia).
Which was built here for border traders that lose the day light hours and need a place to spend the night. It?s a nice enough place, but overpriced, with a room that includes two big beds and a fan going for US$ 8 a night. Electricity is running between dusk and midnight. To take the trip, head down to the riverbank area (near the small bullet boats just east of the pier) in Stung Treng town before 8:30 am and talk to one of the operators of the small freight boats. The fare is 15,000 riel (one way) and the trip to the border area takes about 5 ? hours, but is cut down to just over three hours on the trip back south as the swift current on this stretch of the Mekong pushes the boats right along. <
If you want a faster journey, approach one of the small fiberglass boat operators, the ones that have the 40-hp outboard motors-they want US$ 20-$25 (one-way) to make the trip- but if you are looking for a quick trip or fast fun, the trip time going upriver is cut down to only 1 ? hours. The slow boats are fast enough coming back downstream so you could save money by grabbing one of those on the return trip. For those wanting to cross into Laos using this route you will need a Laos?s visa in your possession and you also need to stop at the main police station in Stung Treng town (see map) to get a letter of permission to cross the border at this point. This is shown to Cambodian immigration will not let you stamp out of the country without this letter.
Phnom Preah Theat is located in Thmey Village and Commune, Stung Treng District, about 2 kilometes (5mn) from Provincial Town. It is a Nature Wildlife and Preserves.
The Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng is one of the natural sanctuaries of Cambodia and happens to be one of the chief tourist attractions in Stung Treng. The Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng is situated in the quaint realms of the hamlet better known as Thmey. Tourists flock to the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng to get a glimpse of the dense forests of the reserve as well as its unique and rare wildlife.
In fact, some of the grounds of the Phnom Preah Theat in Stung Treng in Cambodia are so thickly filled with vegetation that it is impossible for the sun's rays to penetrate them. There are some pathways that run across the entire length of the Phnom Preah Theat in Stung Treng. These pathways have been constructed so that tourists can walk through them comfortably as the terrains of the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng are quite 'jungly'. However, tourists are not permitted to walk by themselves. The professional guides of the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng escort them through the jungles. This they do to prevent the tourists from encountering wild beasts or getting entangled with some branch of a tree.
So don't start at the slightest rustle of a leaf under your feet because you can be rest assured that your guide won't take you anywhere near a zone that snakes haunt. The conservationists and zoologists of Cambodia and the globe take active measures in the form of breeding programs and feeding programs to prevent the beasts of the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng from reaching the brinks of extinction. The environmentalists and botanists, on the other hand, always look for opportunities so that they can carry out their afforestation measures in the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng. Some of the species of wildlife that the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng is home to are extremely rare and have no chance of survival on this planet unless they avail of the growth and development measures practiced in the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng. For the Phnom Preah Theat, Stung Treng is full of ecosystems and ecological niches that make its environment perfectly compatible for animals to exist.
Nearly six years after my previous visit, just off National Road 2 on the way from Phnom Penh to Tonle Bati, I called into Wat Preah Theat. There's a new vihara under construction and if you didn't know it was there, you'd miss the remains of Prasat Preah Theat, as its tucked away at the back of the pagoda compound. The monks were meditating so no-one was around to pump for details, which was a similar story six years ago, so I'm still no further forward in understanding the history behind this temple. Can anyone shine a light on Prasat Preah Theat, located in the Bati district? There's a couple of prasats that go under the same name, so make sure its the Bati one.
Hang Kho Ba Pagoda is the cultural and historical site, located at Hang Kho Ba Village, Hang Kho Commune, Steung Treng District in Six-Kilometer distance from the provincial town by the road to the airport, then turning left across the river of Se Kong. The pagoda of Hang Kho Ba is over 300 years. The local people there speak Lao majorly. Steung Treng province has been recognized in two special characteristics:
- The province riches in sweet tamarind fruit.
- The province riches in Pa Si Yi fish .
- Pava fish.Hang Kho Ba Pagoda, Stung Treng is one of the most beautiful pagodas in this Cambodian town. Pagodas are basically temples that were built to worship Buddha. These pagodas are synonymous to Buddhism. In Cambodia most of the population is Buddhist. This temple is also known for the design that is etched on its walls. Hang Kho Ba Pagoda, Stung Treng is located in the Hang Kho Commune.
While exploring the various Tourist Attractions in Stung Treng travelers cannot miss the Hang Kho Ba Pagoda, Stung Treng. It is, in fact, an important part of the cultural history of the city. This place was built 300 years ago. Despite its age the place is still pretty strong and you will be able to appreciate the beauty of its design.
Apart from the aestheticism that it reflects, the Hang Kho Ba Pagoda, Stung Treng has a very nice location. Travelers find the surroundings really enchanting. You can easily access this spot of sightseeing in Stung Treng from the nearest airport. It is just six kilometers from the airfield. The Mekong River is quite near to the structure making its location even more hypnotizing. If you come to Hang Kho Ba Pagoda, Stung Treng you will see various Buddhist artifacts. These temples are not only places of worship but also act as museums by providing information to the curious souls. After sightseeing if you feel tired and hungry then you can have Pava fish in lunch. It is the special menu that can be tasted in this part of the country.
Kantuy Ko, Stung Treng is a place that works as a sanctuary to plants and animal here. If you want to take the pleasure of fresh air and greenery then this is the place to visit. In fact that is the reason why travelers love to come here year after year. In fact it is one of the most visited sightseeing spots in Stung Treng. Kantuy Ko, Stung Treng is quite near to the Samki Village.
That is why you can access Kantuy Ko, Stung Treng from the village. This serves two purposes. One is you will be able to interact with the village people and the other of course is to explore the sanctuary. The collection here is a very good one. You will find all kinds of animals here.
Travelers will be able to reach Kantuy Ko, Stung Treng very easily from the center of the city. The animals that are available here include many endangered species as well. You will find tigers and other mammals. There are various kinds of reptiles here too.
As far as the plants are concerned, you will find a number of varieties of them here. Kantuy Ko, Stung Treng is definitely one of the perfect Tourist Attractions in Stung Treng that provides a combination of knowledge and thrill. The Indochinese Tiger is one of the main attractions here. It is one of the endangered species in the world.
Like other attractions in Stung Treng, this one too promises a few wonderful moments. You can capture those moments in your camera so you can refer to them later.
Ou Pong Moan Resort is the natural and man-made resort which locates at Pong Moan village, Ou Pong Moan Commune, Steung Treng District in nine-Kilomter distance from the provincial town. The resort locates at the turning point to the provinces of Ratanakiri, Kratie and Steugh treng. At Ou Pong Moan resort, tourists are usually interested in:
- Ou Pong Moan has water source from the ground. The water source locates at 80-kilometer distance from the recreational site and flows all seasons. The water is suitable for swimming. - At the riverside, there are small Kho Chos for leisure and resting. - 10 Kwh electricity dam which is favorable for tourist development activities.
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Tonle Sap Lake also known as the fresh water lake or 'Great Lake' of Cambodia, it shapes like musical instrument 'Violin' and its bottom like pan. Tonle Sap Lake located in the center the countries and surrounded by 5 provinces, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang Province. Tonle Sap River, 100 kilometer long, link Tonle Sap Lake to Phnom Penh city and Mekong River, which runs through China's Yunnan province, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Tonle Sap Lake is the largest lake found in the south East Asian countries. The Mekong fills this lake with water during rainy season. It supplies foods 60% and irrigation to the Khmer society from past to present.
Share a romantic evening with the people you love, refresh your self in the evening of the beautiful at Tonle oum under a glorious sunset best cocktail and mixed drink recipes. This is a day you are sure not to forget.
Standard Boat:………………………..US$ 95.00 per person
VIP Boat:………………………………….US$ 210.00 per couple
Inclusive of :
Welcome with wet tissue
Welcome with Khmer scarf
Free flow of soft drink juices (one hour) with Canape
Tours of Kompong Phluk are a bit pricier than the Chong Khneas tours, but they are well worth the difference. Kompong Phluk is a set of villages based on the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake, near Siem Reap. There are about 3,000 villagers, most of who live in stilted houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes.
The Angkor Focus Travel & Tour of Kompong Phluk will begin at 8am, when we pick you up from your Hotel or Guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides speak English, Thai & Japanese (and Khmer of course), and they will ensure that you enjoy your tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the port of Chong Khneas, and upon arrival we will exit the vehicle and jump onto one of the Mini Tara’s – smaller boats with life jackets and driven by experienced and safe local drivers.
On route to Kompong Phluk we will make two stops. The first will be the GECKO Environmental Education Centre, which provides a whole host of useful information about the human societies & unique ecology of the Tonle Sap. The GECKO centre itself is a floating structure – and is a favourite amongst tourists who want to learn a bit more about life on the lake. The second stop will be the Crocodile & Fish Farm at Chong Khneas. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don’t interest you, there is a souvenir shop and a viewing deck on board for you to purchase some presents for loved ones or take a few photos.
The boat ride through Chong Khneas will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route, and it is not uncommon for the scenery of Chong Khneas to provoke silence on the Mini Tara, as customers take in the sights and sounds that surround them. Once the trip through Chong Khneas is complete, your boat will begin the journey across the Great Tonle Sap Lake to the Stilted Houses & Flooded Forest of Kompong Phluk.
Upon arrival at Kompong Phluk you’ll jump out of the Mini Tara and into a smaller rowing boat. You’ll then row through the flooded forest, and through / up to the stilted houses of the floating village. During wet season, this area will be completely submerged, whilst in the dry season, the stilted houses will tower up to six meters above. After you’ve toured the school and the pagoda in the centre of the village, you’ll begin your journey back across the Tonle Sap to the Tara Boat – the biggest boat on the Tonle Sap Lake.
There you will enjoy a well-deserved 3-course meal and 2 free cold drink. Afterwards you can lie back in a hammock, take a seat on the viewing deck or get your photo taken at the steering wheel. Watch as other tour groups drive past on their rickety little boats whilst you chill out, relax, and enjoy the comfort & luxury of the biggest boat on the lake. At about 3:15pm you’ll leave the Tara and head back to the port at Chong Khneas where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home to your Hotel or Guesthouse.
Costing Boat Ticket to Kompong Phluk Floating Village
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Time: 8am - 4pm
Pick up at the place you stay at 7.30am and continue trip to Kompong Phluk and visit the houses surrounded by a flooded mangrove forest and waiting to see the beautiful sun set is also idea to relax and enjoy fresh air
- Pick up and return to the Place you stay by Car
- 3 Cours meal and 2 drinks
- English Tour Guide
- All check Point Tolls
Kampong Khleang is situated on the northern lake-edge around 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less visitor than Kampong Pluk. Guests to Kampong Khleang amid the dry season are generally awestruck by the timberland of stilted houses ascending to 10 meters noticeable all around. In wet season the waters ascend to maybe a couple meters of situation.Like Kompong Pluk, Kompong Khleang is a changeless group inside of the surge plain of the Lake, with an economy situated in angling and encompassed by overflowed woodland. In any case, Kompong Khleang is essentially bigger with almost 10 times the number of inhabitants in Kompong Pluk, making it the biggest group on the Lake.
The zone can be come to by contract vessel from the Chong Khneas dock takes around more than two hours or by a mix of street to Domdek on Route 6 takes one and a half hour range to dock and after that meet a boatman drive another hour to the town, the best strategy relying upon the season of year. Amid the dry season, pontoons can’t get the majority of the path to the primary towns. Counsel with our visit administrator about current conditions. Numerous travel organizations have next to no involvement around there, our Tour administrator is spent significant time here.
Angkor Gondola is an unique khmer traditional baots service in Seim Reap-Angkor: We strive to offer the guests with natural, historical memorable experiences and relaxation.
Come and discover a natural wonders, hidden treasure of the historical site and cultures. Travel the water where historical, natural and culture come alive. You will enjoys and views like the past, photographing along the Angkor Thom Great Wall. You can see a beautiful sunset with never see before.
The boat can accommodate 2 persons for VIP and 4 persons for standard. Itinerary is subject to weather condition.
USD20.00 per person
Child Price is 50% of Adult Price above
Child under 11 years old
Duration: 90 Minutes include Pick-up and Drop off hotel in Siem Reap
Pick-up from Hotel at 09:00 am and Drop off Hotel at 11:00 am or Late
Pick-up from Hotel at 04:30 pm and Drop off Hotel at 06:30 pm or Late
Pick-up and drop-off hotel in Siem Reap
Drinking water and cool towel during trip
Transportation during the tour
Private Angkor Gondola Boat Rides
What's Not Included:
Your personal expenses
Angkor Park temple pass
Good to Know:
You must have the valide of the Angkor Park Temple Pass because The Angkor Gondola Boat Ride is in The Angkor Park.
In case have any change or cancel booking must be informed in advance at least 24hours, under 24hours charge 50%, No show charge 100%.
Buva Sea Cambodia is a leading company in Cambodia who served you the trip with the safe-speed boats from Shivanouk Ville to Koh Rong, Koh Rong Sanloem, Sok San Long Beach, and M'Pay Bay Village. Buva Sea has expanded its destinations to Kampot Province with the lated speed-modern boat where you can spend only 30 minutes from mainland.
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Buva Sea Cambodia is the best boat service between Sihanoukville, Koh Rong, and Koh Rong Samloem. Taking only 30 minutes and with capacity for 50 passengers, this modern speed ferry sails to Koh Rong, and/or Sarracen Bay, EcoSea and M’Pai Bay on Koh Rong Samloem.
Boats are equipped with a GPS guidance system, life jackets for every passenger, and operated by a skilled and experienced crew. The Speed Modern ferries were built in Thailand in 2016 and are now managed by Buva Sea Cambodia.
BUVA SEA Cambodia is a boat transportation service under Virak Buntham Express, who have more than ten years experiences in transportation services. In the purpose of service expansion is to make customers convenient with our company as a package by bus/van transportation to Sihanouk Ville, then the speed ferry will be instead and sending to Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem, M'Pai Bey and any other islands nearby.
In the past time when road of Cambodia in terrible condition, local tourists like to travel by boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and return and another is from Siem Reap to Battambang and back. Since Route number 6 and 5 are renovated local tourists would like to travel buy bus because it is lower cost.
So it keep Angkor Express boat that link Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Battambang for foreign visitors who travel for their experience of water life and culture. Travel a long the Tonle Sap lake is good for enjoying Tonle Sap Lake environment and it beauty. Siem Reap port at Chong Kneas has been constructed for developing the port for a short trips of visitors from Siem Reap and also for a long trip Siem Reap Phnom Penh and Battambang and to develop tourism in Cambodia and make the boat trip work better. Road links from Siem Reap to Tonle Sap port is renovated, so it is easy to travel from Siem Reap to port and easy to get on Angkor Express boat.
Angkor Express Boat stop operation their services Siem Reap Phnom Penh when Tonle Sap Lake Water is too low. Mostly close from March to July and start operation from August to February. But visitors can travel Siem Reap to Battambang any time of the year.
Angkor Express Boatservices are serving from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh; Siem Reap to Battambang and return by express boat across Tonle Sap Lake. The trip take 6 hours from 7:30 AM to 13:30 PM.