Located in Cambodia’s northwest and bordering Thailand’s Buriram and Sa Keao to the north and west, Banteay Meanchey’s neighboring provinces are Bătdâmbâng, Siem Riep and Oddar Meancheay. Sisophon is the province capital, and the province is famed in Thailand for being home to casinos.

Extensive lowlands are divided by the Sisophon and the Mongkok Borei rivers. Formerly part of the Khmer Empire, the well off region contains a few interesting places of natural beauty including La Ang Phnom Touch and Phom Chen Chung, which boast some stunning hiking trails alongside mountains and forests.

Banteay Meanchey is easily reached from the Thai border and the rest of Cambodia, and contains a handful of decent guesthouses. The infrastructure is basic, but it works, and the province is usually visited by travelers on their way to somewhere more interesting.

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