Kompong Cham


The small town of Kompong Cham is located 124 km north of Phnom Penh along the Mekong River. The town itself is charming with its colonial style houses and wide boulevards. The city has experienced a big development growth through its rubber plantations that produce rubber used in manufacturing car tires.
In the near vicinity of the city is located Wat Nokor, a Buddhist temple of the 12th century, composed of two main buildings around a sanctuary, which has numerous Apsara sculptures intricately carved in the temple walls. The area is also home to the Cham people, descendants of the inhabitants of the lost kingdom of Champa.