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Svay Rieng is a relatively small Cambodian province, but has the benefit of having one of the country's busiest highways running directly through town. This is national highway no 1 that links Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam with Phnom Penh in the Cambodia. The Bavet border crossing is just 43 km from town.

Travellers and business people that are passing through have made this quite a prosperous area, which is mostly a result of the border trade traffic. This is a great place as an overnight stop or longer on the Cambodia travel packages with the very friendly and welcoming locals. There is a very lively marketplace in town with plenty of great accommodation and food options.

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Cambodia has a tropical climate that is warm and humid. Travellers can visit this country at any time of the year because of its all-round pleasant weather that has an average temperature range of 27°C; the minimum range is about 16°C. The temperature for the cool season (and preferred time to visit) is 24°C to 32°C and this runs from November to March, the temperature for the hot season is 28°C to 36°C and runs from March to May, and the temperature for the rainy season is 24° to 32°C in this runs from May until October. If travelling during the rainy season it is necessary to take extra caution if travelling by road as many of the countryside roads are difficult to navigate during this time. Also, it benefits to pack extra supplies during the rainy season to stay comfortable such as a light rain jacket.

Check the below table for the general idea of Svay Rieng 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

Svay Rieng’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Prey Ba Sak

Prey Ba Sake Located in Svay Rieng District at the Southeast of the provincial town in the distance of 8.5 kilometres from the provincial town. The area of Prey Ba Sak has 84 square meters and borders river of Vag Ko at the North and the East, village of local people at the west and the South.

The resort of Prey Ba Sak can provide income to the state and attracts local visitors to spend their visit and pleasure there. So, the resort is trending to develop for local visitors in Svay Rieng province due to their tradition, and for international tourists due to the real Cambodian culture and civilization. Prey Ba Sak located on the hill, the former place of ancient temple, which was completely damaged by war. Nowadays, in order to change this place to be the attractive site for local and international tourists, the provincial tourist office should initially rearrange the place and statues for local visitors to worship during festival days or their travel. Prey Ba Sak is the place, which has the most complex forest among others in Svay Rieng province.

Brasoth Center

Brasoth Center is located in Prasout Commune, Svay Teab district, about 1.5 km (10mn) from Provincial Town. Operation of Sporting Facilities.

Bavet International Border

Located 48 kilometers from Svay Rieng provincial town is the international border with Vietname. The Bavet checkpoint is the main international border crossing for people traveling between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City.Bavet's main attractions are two casinos that are within short walking distance of the border. This casinos are very popular with foreigners crossing the border. There is also a market, Psar Nat, where goods are transferred between Cambodia and Vietnam.

Even though this is a relatively small town there are still plenty of worthwhile hotels and guesthouses to stay for the night on the Cambodia Package Tours.

A stay at the Tonlay Waiko Hotel gives the opportunity to relax at the largest hotel that also includes an attached restaurant and nightclub. The large size and relatively modern look makes it one of the preferred options in town. The rooms are quite spacious with amenities like a fridge, air-con, satellite TV and Western-style bathroom. The cost per night is in the region of $10-$25.

The Santepheap Hotel offers one of the finest guesthouses in the region - although its rooms are starting to look quite neglected and old. The upstairs rooms are preferred because they have windows, while the downstairs rooms don't. The cost per night is $5 with a bath or $4 without.

By booking a room at the Vimean Monorom you get access to a quite modern place with well fitted out rooms that include two beds and a western-style bath. The cost per night is $10 including a fan or $15 with air-con.

In addition to the restaurants in town, there are plenty of food stalls in the region of Phsar Svay Rieng for those that like the fast and budget friendly food. Most of the stalls open late afternoon until late at night with most dotted along the riverside.
Most of the restaurants in town are kept open throughout the day and start serving French bread, omelettes and Chinese noodle soup in the mornings. Plus, most of the restaurants have the English language menus with the pleasant and friendly staff.

A visit to the small Svay Rieng Restaurant makes it possible to enjoy a varied range of Chinese and Khmer food.

The Pich Restaurant is a very popular establishment with the local people. In addition to the usual Chinese and Khmer fair, there is also a variety of western-based dishes served.

The unique setting of the Boeng Meas Restaurant makes it a very pleasant place to stop for something to eat on the Indochina tour packages. Built on stilts, this restaurant sits near the riverside and is one of the finest in town. It serves all of the favourite Khmer dishes and has the proper English-based menu.

The most convenient travel option to reach Svay Rieng includes a share taxi or bus service. A regular share taxi service runs from Phnom Penh on a daily basis and heads to Svay Rieng. The cost of this journey is in the region of $2. Plus, it is possible to pay a little extra for more space and comfort. For the bus ride, a service offered by the Hour Lean Bus Company connects to this town on a daily basis and the cost in the region of $2 for the 3 hour journey

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Other options include using a motorcycle that can offer the shorter travel time because of the ability to easily skirt the many potholes in the road.

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