9 the best tourist places in Banteay Mean chey province, Cambodia

Situated on the Thai border in north-western Cambodia, Banteay Meanchey province has had a turbulent recent past. Control of the province changed hands many times between Thai forces and the Khmer Rouge, Finally falling into the hands of the Royal Government in the late 90's. Nearly all of Banteay Meanchey's 840,000 resiidents are farmers although the improving economy has led to investment in Serei Sophorn, the provincial capital, and Poipet.

Attraction places for tourist include:

9- Banteay Neang Mountain
It is about 11 km from provincial town. It takes 20mns by car to reach there. There are several historical sites and colonial buildings. It is located in Road No. 69A of Banteay Chhmar Village, Banteay Chhmar Commune, Tmar Puok District.

8- Laang Phnom Touch Mountain
Laang Phnom Touch is the natural and cultural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No.5, about 28 kilometers south of provincial town. The site features natural wells and big and small mountains with large stone faces and surfaces. From the mountaintops, visitors have a spectacular view of the natural forests and a pagoda on the mountain side. The site is popular with local people on festival days.

  7- Bak Mountain
Phnom Bak and Chenh Chiang are the natural and cultural resort locating at Se Rey Sa Phoan District, along the National Road No 5, about 5kilometers west of Banteay Meanchey provincial town. The two mountains are near one another. The vertical faces of the mountains a like a wall. At the flank, there is a place for visitors to relax. At the foot of the mountain is a large well, 10 squar meters and 12 meters deep. Some stone statues are sculptured there. There are also a number of vendors selling stone sculptures.

6- Chun cheang Mountain

3 km (6mn) From Provincial Town. Nature Wildlife Preserves, Location: Road No. 5, Toek Tla Village, Toek Tla Commune, Serey Sophorn District.

5- Svay Mountain
1 km (2mn) From Provincial Town. Location: Nature Wildlife Preserves, Road No. 5, Kortan Village, O' Ormpel Commune, Serey Sophorn District.

4- Ang Tra Peang Thmor Pool
Ang Trapeang Thmor is located in Banteay Meanchey Province in the Northwest of Cambodia. It is about 100km from Siem Reap Town. Ang Trapeang Thmor is a unique wetland ecosystem giving home to over 200 bird species including the endangered Sarus Crane. The population of the Sarus Crane species in this area rose constantly within the last years to a number of more than 300 birds today.

3- Marble Sculpture and Handcraft
24 km (48mn) From Provincial Town. Location: Road No.6, Chungcheang Village, Phnom Chungcheang Commune, Preahnet Preah District.

2- Banteay Chhmar Temple
At Present, Ban Teay Chhmar temple is the main tourist attractive site of the province in luring foreign tourists to visit. In the far northwestern corner of Cambodia the looted Angkorian temple of Banteay Chhmar sits teetering on the brink of a revival. A paved road scheduled to start construction this year is bound to increase visitors. Craig Gerard braves the bumpy journey to find a slice of Cambodian tranquillity. Commissioned by King Jayavarman VII and situated some 15km from the Thai border, Banteay Chhmar is often compared to Angkor Thom in size and structure. The complex is full of sandstone bas-reliefs that tell stories of ancient Cambodian battles. Witnessing the preservation of the temple and experiencing the beauty of the local community will reward the adventurous traveler.

1- Poipet Casino

Located on the border of Thailand and Cambodia, Poipet is a hot spot for casino players and travelers alike. This modern border town is home to many high-end casinos, fine dining Asian style, and western restaurants. Poipet offers a wide variety of nightlife as well as live performances by top musicians, all-night disco clubs, and Karaoke bars. Asia Casino Tours provides travelers with VIP access to all of the exciting action Poipet has to offer!

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