Things to Do in Kampong Cham

Discover the amazing things to do in Kampong Cham province

Kampong Cham province lies northeast of Phnom Penh on the Mekong River.

Kampong Cham is oftern a province that people travel through without pause, in order to reach other parts of Cambodia, but this is a mistake.

The province is one of the most agricultural in Cambodia, which means that you have far more to see than endless fields of paddy.

Kampong Cham is one of the more interesting cities in provincial Cambodia. It certainly justifies an overnight stay or more. Sitting beside the river watching the world slowly drift past is a wonderful way to spend your evening.

The province is also home to the country’s Muslim Cham population. Take a bike and explore the countryside and discover rural villages with mosques, or stay in the city itself, and head for the wonderful Buddhist centre. Whatever you do, make sure you stay in charming Kampong Cham.

This is our guide of things to do in Kampong Cham province.

Find Things to Do in Kampong Cham

Explore some of our favourite Kampong Cham attractions

Read our Kampong Cham Articles

Read our articles about our adventures in Kampong Cham

Northeast Cambodia: Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri

Mark Bibby Jackson has visited every province in Cambodia. In the first of his series of travels through the Kingdom, he guides you through the loop from Phnom Penh to…

A Guide Through Provincial Cambodia

Cambodia Begins at 40 Co-founder Mark Bibby Jackson guides you through the various regions of provincial Cambodia. I have been fortunate to have travelled through every…

The Most Remote Ancient Khmer Temples

Angkor Wat is not the only ancient temple complex in Cambodia. The whole country is dotted with ancient Khmer temples dating back to the Angkor era and earlier. We bring…

Finding Peace in Kampong Cham, Cambodia

Marissa Carruthers rejuvenates at the newly-opened Hanchey Bamboo Resort, an eco-venture that was lovingly carved from hand in the heart of the Kampong Cham countryside…

Where to Go after Enjoying Kampong Cham Province?

From Kampong Cham you can follow the Mekong River northeast to Kratie, to see the Mekong Freshwater Dolphins at Kampi Rapids.

Visiting Kratie and the northeast region of Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri and Stung Treng is a great way to see the more unexplored and natural parts of Cambodia.

If you head east you will reach Prey Veng province and continue onwards to Vietnam.

Head north west from Kampong Cham and you will discover Kampong Thom, often just a stopping point on the way to Siem Reap, but a worthy destination in itself, especially with its pre-Angkorean temple of Sambor Prei Kuk.

Following the Mekong southwest will bring you to the capital Phnom Penh.

To help you plan your journey through the country, here is our handy Cambodia Map.

Let the adventure begin.