Stung Treng, one time part of Laos, is a popular stop-off on the way north to the Lao border or south to Cambodia’s Kratie. It features a nice blend of Lao and Khmer culture.

The town sits on the banks of the Mekong River and takes its name from the province at large. It’s just 25 miles south of the Lao border and has an interesting mix of Khmer and Lao residents. There’s not much to do in Stung Treng, however, being more of a transit point than anything else.

You could spend a day relaxing by the river although most people quickly move on to Laos or Kratie. The majority of sights worth seeing in the area are all outside Stung Treng and include the Ramsar site to the north, hikes of the 4000 Islands, and old Irrawaddy dolphin pools.

Getting There & Away

Stung Treng has a small airport with limited flights from the capital, Phnom Penh, with Royal Phnom Penh Airways. Flight time is about an hour. Most tourists take the bus from Phnom Penh, which takes about 10 hours. Bused from Kratie take 5 hours. The most interesting way to get here is to take a boat up the Mekong from the capital.

Things to Do

Stung Treng Attractions

Ramsar site

Located to the north of stung treng, this fine site links up with laos and offers some fine exploration.

Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands)

If you have your hiking boots, head for the nearby aptly named 4,000 islands, where four rivers come together.

Irrawaddy dolphin pools

There are several of these around stung treng.

Onward Travel