Svay Rieng Travel Guide

Svay Rieng is one of the easier places to get to in Cambodia, located as it is on National Highway 1 between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Worth It?
It can make a good daytrip from Phnom Penh.
What to Do
visiting scenic marshlands, Prey Ba Sake, Brasoth Center, shopping at the market.
Best Time to Go
November through March (dry season) is the best time to visit Svay Rieng and Cambodia in general.
How Long?
A day is enough to get the gist of Svay Rieng.
Trivia
the Americans bombed the area in 1969 during the Vietnam War.

The town of Svay Rieng is the capital of the province of the same name and while there's not much to see in the town, there are a fair few attractions nearby worth seeing on your journey toward Vietnam.

The main allure of Svay Rieng, bedsides its convenience, is its friendly nature. The town is quite pretty and laid back, with its riverside setting, and comes with good food and sleeping options. Elsewhere is the beautiful Prey Ba Sak area just outside town and the Prasat Prasat temple.

Travel to Svay Rieng - Getting There

The best option for getting to Svay Rieng from Phnom Penh is to take a shared taxi for the 2-hour ride; they leave from the Chbah Ampeau taxi park in town. Buses are cheaper and take 3 hours, while getting from the Vietnam border is best done by taxi. Phnom Penh International Airport is just outside the capital.

Svay Rieng Things to Do

Svay Rieng Attractions

Prey Ba Sake
this is the biggest attraction in the area; a recreational area just a few miles outside town with a hillside setting and a temple.
Brasoth Center
about a mile out of Svay Rieng, it has excellent sports facilities.
Svay Rieng Market
typical provincial town market where you can buy fresh produce or knock-off designer items, as well as take in the bustle.
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