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Stung Treng


Stung Treng Province is well known by the point of economic development more than the tourist province of Cambodia. There is the famous river that flows through this province. It is San River called Kong River or Sekong River. This river brings to Stung Treng province the rich source of landscapes and resources that serve the life and local economic development.
Stung Treng Province is located in the north of Cambodia. It is bordered with Laos. Stung Treng province is one of 4 provinces of Cambodia in the triangle area of economic development of Mekong River Area including many provinces of Laos and Vietnam.

  • Districts: The provincial town in Stung Treng province is Stung Treng City and there are 4 districts in this province. The districts are Sesan, Siem Bouk, Siem Pang and Thala Barivat Districts.
  • Climate: Stung Treng province is in the tropical climate. The rain time in this area is from May to October. The dry time is from November to April. The average temperature is 27 C degree.  The hottest time in the province is in April and the coolest time is from December to January. The best time for visiting this province is in the cool time from November to March each year.
  • Transportation: Travel conveniently by land and river way to the province and from it to other provinces.

         The distance (by airlines) is for reference as below:
         From Stung Treng to Ha Noi, Vietnam: 830 km
         From Stung Treng to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: 315 km
         From Stung Treng to Vientiane, Laos:  606 km
         From Stung Treng to Phnom Penh, Cambodia:  255 km
         From Stung Treng to Sihanouk Ville:  423 km
         From Stung Treng to Kampot:  370 km
         From Stung Treng to Kratie:  80 km


  • Fresh water dolphin: Stung Treng is same with Kratie where have the fresh water dolphins. So if you have your time to visit Stung Treng, do not miss the chance to explore the world of fresh water dolphins. There are some tours that organized by the agencies or local habitants along the rivers in the right season and you will see the wonderful dolphins living in this area.
  • Hang Kho Pagoda: this is one of the famous places of the province. The pagoda is located in Stung Treng city. It is located far from the city’s center more than 5 km. Hang Kho Pagoda is more than 300 years old and it is the scared place.
  • Koh Ksach Resort: one of the very well known resorts in Stung Treng. This is the great place for tourists who come to stay in the trip in Stung Treng. Koh Ksach has its ideal location along the Sekong River with romantic and pure space. The resort is located far from Stung Treng city’s center some kilometers.
  • Mekong Tour: the fascinated activity for tourists who come to Stung Treng. There are the tours along Mekong River to Laos also. It brings the wonderful experience for tourists by the river tours.  
  • Phnom Preah Theat: the Nature Wildlife and Preserves belongs to Thmey Village in Stung Treng city. It is located far from city’s center about 2 km. Phnom Preah Theat has its rich ecosystem and it is the value place for tourists who love to explore the nature.  
  • Preah Ko Temple: this is the value architecture in Stung Treng. Preah Ko Temple was built in 9th century under the time of Khmer King named Indravarman I. There the six brick towers impressed visitors by the typical architecture of Khmer’s architecture. Preah Ko Temple is located far from Angkor Site about 15 km to the southeast.
  • Pream Buorn Lveng Temple: this temple is not famous like Preah Ko Temple but it is the familiar place where visitors should visit to understand more about the spiritual life of local people normally. Pream Buorn Lveng Temple has its unique architecture and long history that attached with the development of Stung Treng. The temple is located far from Stung Treng City’s center more than 5 km.     

And there are many other famous destinations in the cities.


  • Independence Day: the event is happened in 09 November each year in Stung Treng and all provinces in Cambodia.
  • Victory Day: the event is happened in 08 January each year in Stung Treng and all provinces in Cambodia. .
  • Khmer New Year: it is happened from 13 April to 16 April in Stung Treng and all provinces in Cambodia.

And there are many other unique festivals and events in the province.

Local specialties

Stung Treng Province is one of the rich lands of the Khmer culture, of course the main specialties here are Khmer food or the things related to this culture. So if you have a trip to experience of specialties here, do not miss the Khmer food with some typical dishes and cakes. Beside the province is bordered with Laos, so some features that affected by Laos’s culture should be mentioned in your trip here.