Crossed by one of the country’s busiest highways linking Cambodia’s Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Prey Veng is nevertheless a sleepy province. It hosts the oldest archaeological sites in Cambodia, Ba Phnom temples, and is a must-visit place in the country.

Prey Veng city is the capital of the province, a small town with minor tourist interests. A few colonial buildings sit as a reminder that the town used to be a busy center and there is a nearby lake that evaporates half of the year. In Prey Veng district, Preah Theat Me Bon is worth a visit. The other main towns in the province are Kampong Chan and Neak Luong.

Ba Phnom ancient temples date back to pre-Angkorian kingdoms and are one of the major sites of Cambodia. From Ba Phnom Resort, located at Chheu Kach, excursions to the four nearby mountains (Sam Por, Sa Ang, Thum and Bohn Chor) can be organized. Highlights of this area include Kandal, Prey Cha Rick and Prey Vea temples. In Preah Sdach district the traveler will enjoy discovering pagodas (Kdey Troup, Krang Svay and Kdey Ang) and temples (Preah Sena, Ha, Preah Poan and Vi Heah).

Minibuses, buses and share taxis ply the route to Phnom Penh. From Prey Veng city, it is also easy to get to Kampong Chan by minibus. Motorbike is the favorite means of transport.

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