Resting on the banks of the Mekong river, Stung Treng province in northern Cambodia has shifted hands over the centuries, having once been part of the Lan Xang kingdom of Laos. Returned to Cambodia during the French Indochina period, the province today sees a small trickle of foreign tourists.

Sharing its name with the province, the provincial capital Stung Treng sits 40kms (25 miles) from the Lao border and 300kms (186 miles) from the national capital Phnom Penh. Its 25,000 inhabitants are an interesting mix of Lao and Khmer people.

While Stung Treng province has its own airport, there are no commercial services in operation, with the best way to reach the province being by bus from Phnom Penh.

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