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Just 91km ride from Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang province sets location at the heart of Cambodia, in the area of Tonle Sap Lake. It’s bordered by Kampong Thom to the North, Kampong Cham to the East, Kampong Speu to the South and Pursat to the West. The provincial capital Kampong Chhnang is an easygoing river port town that welcomes plenty of visitors despite the fact that Kampong Chhnang is considered a big fishery port.

Best time to visit

The climate in Cambodia is pleasant year-round with plenty of sun and an average temperature in the region of 27°C, while in the cooler months the temperature can fall to about 16°C. The best time to experience the Cambodia tour packages is throughout the cool season that runs from November to March and has an average temperature of 18°C to 28°C. The hottest month of the year is April, which is best avoided by those travellers that prefer to avoid the intense heat when touring the local attractions. Also, the rainy season runs from May to October which can have a negative impact on many of the roads, and it also benefits to pack extra gear like a light raincoat for extra comfort when travelling.

Check the below table for the general idea of Kampong Chhnang weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.8 27.3 22.3
Feb 32.8 28.7 23.3
Mar 34.3 30.3 25.1
Apr 34.8 30.7 25.8
May 34.8 30.5 26.2
Jun 33.9 29.8 25.8
Jul 32.9 29.2 25.2
Aug 33.1 29.1 25.2
Sep 32.2 28.6 25
Oct 31.8 28.6 25
Nov 31.4 28.5 24.6
Dec 31 27.7 23.1

Kampong Chhnang’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Kampong Chhnang is an established destination for the Khmer tourist, but the foot traffic from the foreign tourist is still relatively low. But for those travellers on the Indochina tour packages that are looking for something a little different from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, this area is well worth a visit.

The Park Located In Front of the Provincial Hall

This park located in front of the Provincial Hall starts to get quite lively later in the day when the sun starts to set. It's great to visit to simply hang out, enjoy the street food, or to exercise. Plus, to the south side of the park, there is a group of monkeys living on site, so be cautious when walking near this area with foodstuff.

Phnom Ta Pi

Phnom Ta Pi is one of the most popular attractions in the entire Kampong Chhnang province. It is a very important historical site and is easily reached from the town centre by taxi or motorbike with the journey taking about 30 minutes or less. On arriving at Phnom Ta Pi you will get to see plenty of unique architecture and beautiful engravings.

Phnom Neang Kang Rey

A trip to Phnom Neang Kang Rey is about 14 km from the main town and takes about 60 minutes to reach by car or bus. This is a stunning natural wildlife preserve that is found in the Trabek Village. Any traveller visiting this wildlife reserve gets to explore the lush jungle that is rich in wildlife, wild flowers and stunning trees. This is a great destination for those that want a relaxing trek in the wilderness.

Floating Villages

There are plenty of floating villages within a short distance of the town - most of these villages are easily found by heading northeast from town and travelling about 2 km. The floating villages include the Chong Kos, which is home to the local Khmer people and the Phoum Kandal with the ethnic Vietnamese inhabitants.

The floating villages can include almost everything you would expect in a normal village, including a petrol station, a mosque, vegetable stalls, machine shops and houses. In order to reach the villages you can visit the river port and hire a small motorless boat. Although, for those that aren't overly bothered about getting into the center of the villages, it is possible to take a ride on one of the large motorized tourist boats that make it possible to see the village life from a distance.

Ondong Rossey & Phnom Santuk

A visit to the quiet village of Ondong Rossey makes it possible to see pottery production first-hand that is made from red clay and popular throughout Cambodia. This village is about 7 km from Kampong Chhnang and is reached following a very scenic route that includes a lot of stunning countryside.

The clay used in the production of the pottery is sourced from a local quarry and the pottery is created using traditional methods.

A further attraction nearby is the small mountain of Phnom Santuk where it is possible to enjoy a relaxing trek to the top and admire the local countryside that also includes the beautiful Tonle Sap Lake.

Phnom Roap Bat

The natural and cultural site at Phnom Roap Bat is approx. 12 km from the provincial town of Kampong Chnnang. This is a great Cambodia adventure tour for those that love the fresh air and beautiful mountains. The mountaintop has a pagoda that is popular with local Cambodians in times of festivals.

Phnom San Touch

A visit to the natural site of Phnom San Touch makes it possible to admire the stunning views of the local Great Lake Tonle Sap, beautiful scenery and a large stone that relates to Khmer legend. Also on reaching the hilltop there is a rather pleasant Chinese temple that is a great place to relax for the tourists.

Phnom Ta Reach

A visit to the historical and natural site of Phnom Ta Reach makes it possible to explore some of the landscape that related to the Pol Pot's time (1977-1997). This site is easily reached by travelling to Phnom Touch village which is about 10 km from the town of Kampong Chnnang. This region relied on forced labour to carve mountain rocks. Nearby, there are plenty of small concrete constructed apartments. This area is usually popular on the Cambodia Package Tours with the tourists during the times of festivals.

Wat Phnom Robath

There are several hill temples and temples that can be seen along Highway No 5 en route to Kampong Chhnang. One of the most popular choices includes Wat Phnom Robath. A visit to this hilltop temple makes it possible to explore the highest in the region and gives a perfect panoramic view of the local area, including the Cardamom Mountains. There are plenty of paths around the temple that makes it possible to fully explore the area and get perfect views in all directions.

There are many small hotels and guesthouses in towns where tourists can reach it easily.

Sokha Guesthouse 

Tel: 026/988632

This guesthouse is quite a charming place in a small, green street. The rooms are mostly equipped with fans or air-con and a western bath at around US$ 8-10. Guest have to order their breakfast or dinner in advance, but this’ll soon change.


Tel: 026/988622

This place is located next to the river. It’s one of the only hotels in town with basic equipment such as air-con, fan, western bath and TV its recommendable. Unfortunately some of the rooms are a bit sticky due to its windowless status. If you want to enjoy your stay ask for one of the rooms with river view or to the back laying rice fields.

Metapheap Guesthouse

Tel: 012/949297

This guesthouse is located next to the independence monument. It has light and clean rooms equipped with air-con, fan and a western bath. Downstairs you’ll find a restaurant. The prices are around US$ 5-8.

Phkay Proeuk

Tel: 012/932919

This basic guesthouse is in the Souzhwest of the town centre located. The rooms are clean and equipped with fans and additional bathroom. The prices are reasonable; US$ 5-7.

Half Way House

The Half Way House is a restaurant with a pub, which has also bungalows for rent to offer. This is a nice western place run by the amiable Paul, a British-Kenyan that knows the area pretty well. Paul has a Thai wife and lived in Thailand for a number of years. The establishment sees most of it’s business coming from the foreign de-miners and the community based NGO in Kampong Chhnang Province. The place features good pub grub and ice cold drinks. There are also eight, fully, appointed bungalows for rent at US$ 15 per night.  More accommodation may be in work.

Mittapheap Restaurant

This restaurant is considered to be one of the best in town. They have their menu in English available offering a huge range of Khmer dishes such as soups, noodle, and fish dishes.

Mekong Restaurant

This common restaurant has a wide range of Khmer, Chinese and international food. It’s on the Battambang road. This is a place you might need a little while to tell the waiter or the cook what you’d like to eat. But with a little Khmer or just the global finger sign you’ll have proper food. It’s opposite of the bus station. Prices are quite reasonable.

General food points

Be aware that most of the restaurants in Kampong Chhnang city close around 8 pm as it is quite usual for locals. During the day there is plenty of small places offering noodle dishes/soups next to the Phsar Leu und Phsar Chhnang market. You will also see several simple restaurants near the Khmer Monument Circle.

A bus journey to Kampong Chhnang is possible via Battambang (3.5 hour journey time and 20,000 Riel), Pursat (2 hour journey time and 12,000 Riel), or Phnom Penh (2 hour journey time and 12,000 Riel). There are several bus companies in the local area such as Rith Mony, while it is also possible to flag down the bus on national highway No 5 near the Acleda Bank corner.

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An alternative travel option is by boat. Many of the trips to Siem Reap can be broken up and include stopping at Kompong Chhnang. But check with the boat operator in Phnom Penh to find out the stopping points en route.

Once in town, it is easy to get around on foot, rent a bicycle or moto, or hire the service of a tuk-tuk driver.

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