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Siem Reap

At the foot of Phnom Krom, not far from Angkor Wat, the river vessel lies at anchor in the inundated forest. In the floating village of Chong Kneas, poverty is the by-word. But the pungent odors and atrocious road don't stop the children from smiling. A bit behind the times, with its endless ...

Chnok Tru

Almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access, the village is completely self-sufficient... Floating school, factories to make ice for fish preservation, church, pagoda, service stations, pigsty, stores, boat or television repair shops, video club, karaoke ...

Kompong Chhnang

Located some 90 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the town of Kompong Chhnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to ...

Kampong Tralach

The Vihara dates back to early last century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the laterite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. These, however, are starting to suffer from weathering. They remain one of the last survivors of cultural destruction ...

Koh Chen

At the Nek Luong ferry on the opposite side of the river from National Road No. 5 is the small village of Koh Chen (Chinese Island) whose inhabitants specialize in silver and copper smithing. They make ornamental items, including delicately engraved tropical fruits, used in traditional ceremonies ...

Phnom Penh

According to Khmer legend, the capital of Cambodia originated with a woman named Penh. In about 1370 when a terrible flood occurred Penh discovered a statue with four representations of the Buddha caught in a tree floating downstream. She had a small pagoda built on top of the hill, or phnom, in ...

Chau Doc

Chau Doc, a remote border town and cultural melting pot of Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities. The city is situated at the intersection of a tributary linking the Bassac and the Mekong River. What Chau Doc lacks in size, it makes up in colours. Lots of it. Vivid and vibrant. Even its store fronts ...

Sa Dec

Famous for its horticulture (it has many varieties of fabulously exotic flowers) Sa Dec was known as the "Garden of Cochin Chine" during colonial times. This little-known town in the Mekong Delta was home to Marguerite Duras until her teens. Her mother ran the girls' school (still ...

Vinh Long - Cai Be

Vinh Long, which translates as "Majestic Dragon", is right in the middle of the delta, between two arms of the Mekong. A boat can be taken along the small canals to visit the orchards leading to the Cai Be floating market. The soil of Vinh Long is enriched by silt deposits, making it ...

My Tho

About two hours travel (or 76 kilometers) from Ho Chi Minh City, on the banks of a northern arm of the Mekong river, is My Tho, which translates as "fragrant herb" where tourists come to discover the beauty of the delta. It's a quiet, prosperous city of about 100,000 inhabitants, famous ...
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